PLANNING permission has been given for Inverclyde’s new £10million day centre for people with learning disabilities.
The facility is to be built for Inverclyde Council/Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) on the former Hector McNeil Swimming Pool site in Brachelston Street, Greenock.
It will have space for up to 50 adults and will contain a variety of activity and therapy rooms, offices as well as a reception area and a dining room with servery.
In their decision reports, planning officials stated: “It is acknowledged that the appearance of the building will contrast with the nearby residential flats.
“However the proposed building has been designed as a community hub and the bespoke/distinctive design is not considered to be at such a level of variance to adversely affect the amenity of the surrounding area.
“The development of the site would also be of positive benefit to amenity generally in bringing into use an overgrown and unmaintained area.”