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Sefton Council approve new Merseycare Unit application

Sefton Council’s Planning Committee have this week approved the creation of a brand new mental health facility in Maghull.

The low level secure mental health inpatient facility, which is set to be built on land adjacent to Ashworth Hospital, will form a state of the art service supporting some of the region’s most vulnerable people.

The Department for Health and NHS have committed £33 million to provide the new low secure unit and the development is expected to provide a welcome boost for jobs and the local economy. 

Cllr Daren Veidman, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Building Control, welcomed the news, saying: “This development will not only help some of the North West’s most vulnerable persons, but also provide considerable economic benefits to the borough of Sefton.

“Planning has been identified as one of the key factors in helping boost the borough’s well-being once the COVID-19 pandemic is over and this latest development is testament to our commitment to help kick start the economic recovery of Sefton following COVID-19.”

For more information on planning applications in Sefton, visit www.sefton.gov.uk/planning

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