Affordable housing for disabled military veterans
The location of the War Memorial Village Derby was decided by the then Derby Borough Council who donated land South West of Derby for the development of the village. At the time this was in an area that was on the fringe of Derby.
When the plans were drawn up it was very much the mentality of the post-war spirit that most properties had enough land to grow their own vegetables and many had chicken coops. Consequently, today, many have extremely large gardens.
Some of these gardens have been turned into communal gardens, to ease the problem of maintenance, with plans in place to change others where possible in the same manner.
The properties are all within easy distance of the major shopping centre at Allenton, Derby, with access to all major supermarkets. In addition, the village is on a main bus route providing easy access to Derby City centre.
"I have lived on the village for 17 years and the WMVD has always been a safe and secure place to live, the Trustee's
and social services have helped my husband who has dementia by converting my garage to a ground floor bedroom and wet room allowing him to live at home rather than being in care."