PROPOSED BRIARS HEY DEVELOPMENT CAUSING QUITE A STIR..!!As previously published in the blog, there are currently three planning applications with St Helens Council concerning the empty Briars Hey site:
1259 BRIARS HEY, MILL LANE - Work to trees.
1262 BRIARS HEY, MILL LANE - Demolition and replace secure unit, demolition and replacements of extension of listed building. New 2 storey detached HMO property, refurbishment of listed building to provide discharge units and office.
1263 BRIARS HEY, MILL LANE - New build 20 bed medium secure unit in the location of the existing medium secure unit, which is to be demolished. New build 40 bed low secure unit attached to existing Grade II listed property.A large number of local residents and parents/carers of pupils of Tower College School have voiced opposition and held several meeting to discuss the applications. The mental health service providers, Raphael Healthcare, have been contacted and have met concerned representatives at Tower College last week.
A newsletter published by the group has been circulated and a post box has been installed in the Post Office in Warrington Road to allow residents to make their feeling known. A number of representatives have also met with their local M.P. Shaun Woodward. Local councillors have been contacted by many concerned residents. The current position will be relayed on this blog as and when there are developments.
PLEASE NOTE - This planning issue will be reported on this blog in an unbiased and factual way. I, Councillor Glover, have declared a personal and prejudicial interest and will remain detached from any viewpoint. Any contact by concerned residents will be re-directed to either Councillor Doyle or Councillor De Asha.