You are invited to the Public Consultation


21st June 2023

10.30am – 8:00pm


The Waltham Barns at Little Channels, Pratts Farm Lane, Little Waltham CM3 3PR

An Integrated

Retirement Community for the Chelmsford Area


9th November

10.30am – 8.00pm

The Waltham Barns at

Little Channels

Pratts Farm Lane

Little Waltham


An Integrated Retirement Community for Little Waltham and the Chelmsford Area

To respond to the immediate and growing need for extra care housing and care home bed spaces within the Chelmsford City area, Opus is planning the development of the Integrated Retirement Community (IRC) on land that lies to the South West of Little Waltham and to the West of Blasford Hill (B1008). Opus, who will be operators of the IRC, propose to build a 60 bed care home, 100 care apartments and 45 care suites along with a range of communal facilities.

What is an Integrated Retirement Community

An IRC, often known as a retirement village, provides an environment for older people to live independently within their own homes whilst having the benefit of being part of a wider community. These are vibrant, social environments, with extensive facilities and services to assist people to remain as independent as possible, with care and support on site as required to meet their changing needs. IRCs integrate well with the local community providing a wide range of community benefits as well as diverse local employment opportunities.

Please do continue checking this website as we will be providing updates on our progress.

Your feedback is valued

To give your feedback on the proposals and to be kept updated on progress, or to register your potential interest in the planned retirement village at Little Waltham, please complete the contact form