Churchill Retirement (Group) Ltd £9,250
The biggest Conservative donors from beyond the Square Mile — The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Last year a group listed a similar amount:
£10,000.00 Churchill Retirement Living Ltd
Donations to Tory party – largest first « Stop UK lies & corruption
Interestingly, Churchill is owned by the McCarthy family, who are also a developer of housing for the elderly - both of whom have been the subject of investigations into the value of their developments:
Campaign against Residential Leasehold Exploitation reveals abysmal retirement housing re-sale values - Leasehold Knowledge Partnership
Housebuilders shares crash over ground rents, with McCarthy and Stone down 10% - Leasehold Knowledge Partnership
Private Eye has been looking into these issues - as captured by the East Devon Watch blog - which puts the donation now a little higher:
Churchill Retirement … big Tory donors | East Devon Watch
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Meanwhile in Sidford:
Futures Forum: A tale of two developments > affordable housing in Sidford ... but not at Knowle
Futures Forum: Proposals for sheltered housing for the elderly in Sidford > refused as it still did not include ‘an adequate amount of affordable housing’ or a ‘provision of an overage clause’.
Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project >>> and comparisons with other proposals for sheltered housing for the elderly in Sidford >>> A planning officer recommended the application be refused as it still did not include ‘an adequate amount of affordable housing’ or a ‘provision of an overage clause’.
Futures Forum: District Council gives way in Sidford over affordable housing: “Under government guidance, we are required to reduce our requirements where a development is unviable and so we have no real choice but to accept this position.”