Mental Health Hospital Given Planning Approval

A new mental health hospital is set to be built in Lincolnshire after planners gave it the green light.

The £14 million Peaks Lane development is expected to be completed by 2010 after the North East Lincolnshire Council’s Planning Committee approved the development, the Grimsby Telegraph reports.

On the site there is set to be two treatment wards and an extra unit for patients “with more severe needs”.

The hospital aims to provide “state-of-the-art” facilities for mental health patients across Lincolnshire, together with other leisure and recreational areas.

Kevin Bond, the trust’s director of mental health, told the newspaper that the planning approval has “been a long time coming”.

“This is a fantastic development and we are all over the moon. I think it will bring our services up from being good to being excellent,” he added.

Plans for a new £9 million mental health centre have been unveiled to be built just outside Preston by the Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, the Blackpool Citizen reported.