Councillors approve plan to create facility for trauma sufferers
MEMBERS of the borough council’s planning committee have approved proposals to convert 192-198 Ennerdale, Tanhouse in Skelmersdale from a residential space into an assisted living facility for residents who have suffered trauma or those suffering with mental health issues.
The application had been recommended for approval by borough council officers and was duly passed at a meeting of the planning committee.
The Tanhouse Community Enterprise, in partnership with Birchwood Centre, will use the building.
The facility, situated in the Ennerdale housing estate, will comprise a four-storey detached building with a community centre to the south of the property and two-storey residential buildings to the north, east and west.
As part of the proposal there will also be an office/therapy room/visiting room on the ground floor.
A four-bedroom flat with associated kitchen and communal living room will be situated on the first floor.
Council documents for the application stated: “The third and part of the second floor will be for a six bedroom maisonette with the bedrooms on the third floor and the communal/living room and kitchen on the second floor.”