LETTER - ‘Where can people downsize in Diss?’

Reader Letters from the Diss Express, dissexpress.co.uk, @diss_express on Twitter
Reader Letters from the Diss Express, dissexpress.co.uk, @diss_express on Twitter

With people living longer and old age now considered to start at 74, people often welcome the opportunity to downsize to a flat, freeing themselves from the concerns of house maintenance and gardening, but where are the flats in Diss apart from Parkside and St Mary’s Courts, excluding Local Authority premises?

The proposed McCarthy & Stone complex appears to be causing some concern for fear that the occupants of the flats might put extra pressure on the Health Centre.

In last week’s Property pages listed, three properties were over £1,000,000, 58 between £200,000 and £500,000, 24 over £100,000 and under £200,000, and just one flat for sale under £100,000 with one on a 50/50 shared ownership.

Older people are unlikely to buy houses being more likely to be amongst those selling.

People can fall ill at any age and all must live somewhere but down sizing to a flat in Diss has limited options, and yet ways are forever being sought to bring more people into the town, whether to shop or to visit, but hopefully they will not fall ill and drain Diss Health services.

How about a smart new flat complex to enable those wishing to downsize in Diss?

Valerie Grose

Parkside Court

Diss