Birmingham council reveals plans for New Oscott development, which are on show to potential residents today

Up to 3,000 older people are expected to view plans for the £37m New Oscott Retirement Village.

The scheme as part of a £100m plan to develop four Birmingham retirement villages which could provide up to 700 homes for a thousand of the city’s older residents.

Architects’ plans for the New Oscott scheme, which will be developed in Fosseway Drive, off the Chester Road, have been drawn up by Birmingham City Council, The ExtraCare Charitable Trust and Focus Futures.

The plans have been submitted for planning approval and will be on show to visitors during a village presentation day at Villa Park today. A scaled model of the village will be on display.

The drawings show provision for 260 apartments surrounding an village centre which will provide social, learning and leisure opportunities for residents and hundreds of older people in the wider community.

If planning is approved in early 2007, residents could move into the scheme during 2009.

The 15 leisure facilities will include a village hall, restaurant, bar, IT suite, craft and woodwork shop, fitness and well-being centre and greenhouse.

Properties will be available for rent, part-purchase and outright purchase.

Applications will be invited from City residents, aged 60 to 100-plus,including those who have significant care needs and limited financial means.

An on-site care team, managed by the ExtraCare Charitable Trust, would provide up to 24 hour support.