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LIVE: Havens Hospice plan is kicked out
1:15pm Wednesday 17th October 2012 in News
PLANS for Havens Hospice’s new facility on green belt near Leigh were kicked out.
Southend Council’s development control committee said the charity cannot build a new £15 million hospice off Belton Way West.
The hospice’s three-year battle to build a new 16-bed facility on the Salvation Army land has divided residents, with supporters pointing to the charity’s exemplary track record, but campaigners argue the countryside should be preserved at all costs.
Planning officers recommended the proposal be turned down, saying the charity has ruled out alternative sites without due consideration.
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