New Application in for Briars HeyRaphael Healthcare Ltd have recently submitted a new planning application for low and medium secure units at Briars Hey site. Today, 12th July, they arranged a meeting between themselves and interested parties to supply the full details of the application and to respond to questions.
Between 30 - 40 people attended including local residents and headteacher and governors of Tower College. The main outline reduction of the application can be best understood by comparing with the original planning application:-
2 x 8 bed Medium Secure Unit = 16 places (originally 20)
2 x 10 bed Low Secure Unit = 20 places (originally 40)
3 x 3 Rehabilitation Apartments = 9 places (originally 10)
No application for Supported Living places = 0 (originally 7)
130 staff, original application was 210 staff.
Separate ingress and egress for a one way system on site, originally 1 access only.
If the application was successful, Raphael Healthcare would instigate a 2 x 12 hour shift system that started at 7.45am and 7.45pm. There would be 44 persons working per shift and approximately 10 personnel working office hours.
Planning Applications are :- P/2008/0617 and P/2008/0619 which can be viewed on the St Helens Council website. If there are more than 6 objectors to the applications, it would go before the full Planning Committee in due course. (probably end of summer / early autumn)