Southend Borough Council discuss plans for Havens Hospice

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  • Bellway Homes and Havens Hospices’ joint plan for 231 homes, a £16million care home, and office blocks on the former Ekco site, in Priory Crescent, was given the go ahead.
  • Planning officers recommended approval for the scheme, which will create 720 jobs.
  • The decision brings to an end a four-year saga on where to build a new Havens hospice after previous plans to build on the green belt in Leigh prompted mass public outcry.
  • Plans for a new Lidl store in Progress Road, Leigh, will also be discussed.
  • Councillors previously turned down the superstore's plans saying they were 'too boring'.


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