Homeless hostel in Egremont gets go ahead

A controversial hostel for homeless former military personnel has been given the thumbs up by Copeland Borough Council.

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Mixed response to Egremont hostel

Councillor Elaine Woodburn, Leader of Copeland Borough Council, has assured people in Egremont that residents in a new hostel for former service personnel will be vetted.

But responses to the news that the hostel has got the go ahead have been mixed:

Homeless hostel in Egremont gets go ahead

The hostel will be in the former police station on Main Street. Credit: ITV Border

The old police station in Egremont will be replaced by a hostel for former military personnel who are homeless.

It'll be converted to an 11-bed home, after planners at Copeland Borough Council gave the plans the thumbs up at a meeting on 21 January.

All prospective tenants will be vetted, before being given a place at the hostel.

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