A RETIREMENT HOME has applied to sell alcohol to its residents in Crowthorne.

The Birch Place retirement living properties in Crowthorne has applied to sell alcohol from 11am to 11pm at its on site restaurant.

The retirement living complex in Birch Place is run by McCarthy & Stone developers and retirement home management company.

Birch Place is one of McCarthy & Stone ‘Retirement Plus’ locations, which is exclusively for pensioners aged 70+.

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Residents in  ‘Retirement Plus’ complexes benefit from enclosed living, 24-hour emergency-call service, maintained gardens and an on-site restaurant and bistro.

The licence is for the restaurant, so residents and guests can enjoy alcoholic drinks with a meal while visiting.

The Birch Place retirement properties have been built on the grounds of the old Waterloo Hotel in Crowthorne, which closed in 2014.

Planning permission for the 51 retirement apartments located in Duke’s Ride was granted in 2016.

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Anyone who wishes to make representations regarding the alcohol licence application must give notice in writing to the Licensing Team by emailing licensing@bracknell-forest.gov.uk. You can also call 01635 519 184 .

Representations must include your full name and address, and ideally would include your phone number and email address.

The deadline for representations is Friday, June 11.