Permission Granted for Charity's new Centre for Sight Loss

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Permission Granted for Charity's new Centre for Sight Loss

We are delighted to announce that our planning application for Vista has been approved for the development of a site at Leicester Forest East.

Vista is a charity that works with people with sight loss and although it is the largest charity of its type in the UK, it has until now lacked the physical space to elevate its profile and increase peoples access to its services. The granting of planning means that this can now change.

The new proposals will see the creation of a Community Hub & Care Home with a wide range of facilities to host activities and services, provide social and leisure space, a café, shop and gym. The development will also include a new specialist care home for people affected by sight loss. The ambition is to create an inclusive and welcoming centre of excellence for sight loss, where people can come together in a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment to access support, make friends, try new things, socialise and live.

The new centre will be designed around the needs of everyone who lives, works and visits there, making the building easy to use and accessible and supportive to all. Finally, the charity will make their new home a place of education and learning, so that Vista is recognised as a teacher of sight loss for all, helping to make communities more accessible than ever.

Project Director Cath Lake said: “We’re delighted that the whole Client and Design Team’s hard work has secured Planning Approval for the project. Vista’s ambitions for the project will create a Centre for Sight Loss which will not only provide a home to 72 residents, but also include a huge range of facilities for the sight loss community. We’re thrilled they’ve reached this milestone and look forward to delivering the scheme to reality.”