A RESPITE holiday centre in Southport has revealed expansion plans.
Sandpipers, which is run by the charity Revitalise, has submitted an application to the council for permission to increase the number of bedrooms from 37 to 50.
Revitalise is a national charity and has been providing respite care across three holiday centres, including Southport, for disabled people and carers for 60 years.
A planning application submitted by the charity states: For our 60th birthday celebrations, our Board of Trustees have put the stake in the ground for us to embark on an ambitious and exciting redevelopment plan.
“The goal being to create centres of excellence in accessible design and care support for people with disabilities including innovative technological development.
“This includes the redevelopment of Sandpipers, Southport. It is a site of the most incredible potential, and so our plans include increasing the current capacity to 50, maximising the beautiful location and adding incredible accessible facilities for disabled people to enjoy a truly restorative break.
“Due to coronavirus, the charity has suffered due to restrictions and is looking to reinvest in its current facilities to ensure there is appropriate respite facilities for both those with disabilities and also carers.”