Fears pub will be ‘halfway house’ for people with mental health issues

Residents gather to protest at the The Waggon and Horses pub in Bent Lane, Leyland

Residents gather to protest at the The Waggon and Horses pub in Bent Lane, Leyland

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Fears have emerged that a closed-down Leyland pub will become a halfway house for people recently released from prison.

As previously reported in the Guardian, plans have been submitted to transform the Waggon and Horses on Bent Lane into flats. Initial proposals said the accommodation would be for adults with disabilities and learning difficulties, but, it has now been confirmed that the flats will house adults with ‘mental health problems.’

People living near the pub are now concerned that could mean sex offenders, paedophiles and drug addicts moving into the area, and have vowed to fight the proposals.

 

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