Ormskirk Advertiser : 2020-09-24

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The Advertiser Thursday, September 24, 2020 9 ● former Silver Birch Lodge could be brought back to use to provide a home to 16 people needing care. The proposal includes communal facilities such as a orangery which acts as a common room, a communal garden, overnight accommodat­ion for visiting care staff, landscapin­g, and car parking. Silver Birch Lodge closed down in 2019, shortly after inspectors said that residents were ‘not safe and at risk of avoidable harm.’ On one of their visits, they found a person trapped in the bed rail. been refused by West Lancashire Borough Council. An applicatio­n had been submitted to convert the shop and offices at 15a St Helens Road, Ormskirk, into HMOs but was knocked back as planning officers did not believe the building was unviable in its current use. Had the proposal been approved, the building – which is currently occupied by Burning Curiosity – would have been partially demolished and an extension added to make it suitable for 10 students. However, the council’s planning department has formally rejected the applicatio­n. pharmacy is planning to move to larger premises on the same street. O’Brien’s Pharmacy, currently based on Liverpool Road North, wants to relocate to the former William Hill betting shop across the road to increase the amount of space available. The shop, which was previously used as a bank, is currently empty but would allow more room for retail space, consultati­on rooms and a larger dispensary to help protect the sustainabi­lity of the business. As part of plans submitted to the council, the vacant first floor offices would converted to flats. Planning in brief A CARE home which closed down after being slammed by inspectors could soon reopen as ‘extra care apartments.’ Under plans submitted to West Lancashire Borough Council, the PLANS to convert a town centre showroom into student flats have ● A BURSCOUGH ● COMBINING ELEGANT SCULPTED DESIGN WITH UNRIVALLED QUALITY • • OVER 100 DISPLAYS TO SEE EXPERT HELP & ADVICE PROFESSION­AL INSTALLATI­ON SERVICE • CELEBRATIN­G 41 YEARS OF Full After Sales Service & Guarantee A TOUCH OF Exceptiona­l A FAMILY RUN BUSINESS SERVICE SUITES · FURNITURE · MIRRORS · BATHS · SHOWERS · WETROOMS · TAPS · HEATING · TILES www.discountba­throoms-northwest.co.uk visit us online or at one of our showrooms to view our full product range SOUTHPORT SHOWROOM PRESTON SHOWROOM 01704 566404 01772 722476 87-95 WATERLOO ROAD, PR8 4QN 471-475 BLACKPOOL ROAD, PR2 2LE OPENING TIMES OPENING TIMES MON - FRI 10AM - 5:30PM • SAT 10AM - 5PM SUN CLOSED MON - FRI 9:30AM - 5:30PM • SAT 9:30AM - 4PM SUN CLOSED