A Lancashire location has been decided for the first overnight break centre for children with disabilities.
Lynnhurst, a former residential home in Stansfield Lane, Farington, near Leyland will become the new centre serving Preston, Chorley and South Ribble after it was the clear favourite among respondents to Lancashire County Council’s consultation.
It will replace services previously provided by Maplewood in Bamber Bridge, The Bungalow in Preston and Long Copse in Chorley.
The existing building at Lynnhurst will be demolished and a high-specification centre will be built with the latest technology and adaptations.
This will provide a stimulating, easy-to-use and comfortable environment where young people with disabilities can have overnight breaks and spend time with their friends.
Building work is expected to take about 18 months.
County Coun Matthew Tomlinson, cabinet member for children, young people and schools, signed off the decision.