Former Bolton church to be turned into drugs therapy centre
11:57am Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
A FORMER church in Bolton town centre is set to be turned into office space for a drugs therapy organisation.
St Andrew’s House in Chancery Lane was last used as a shoe shop and Lifeline Projects Ltd asked Bolton Council if it could change the use of the building from retail to offices.
A council report said: “(Lifeline) specialises in the treatment of substance abuse.
“The council’s drugs and alcohol commissioning team notes the benefits of the services provided by the organisation.
“Primary services will be delivered from other sites, with this site used as offices.”
The report described the building as “distinctive” and said it is within a conservation area. No neighbours formally objected to the proposal.
Elaine Scott-Farrington, of St Andrew’s Court wrote to the council, saying: “It’s about time this lovely building was put to good use. I fully support the application.” The council granted permission.
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