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Posted on 4 October 2021

Helping more people break free from addiction with new wellbeing facility in Rochdale

Acorn Recovery Projects is delighted to confirm that we have lodged a planning application with Rochdale Council for the repurposing of Moss Lodge Hotel in Kingsway.

Our application proposes that the premises become a new abstinence based residential recovery facility, allowing us to expand and change the lives of yet more people by offering them the chance to recover from addiction in the beautiful surroundings of Moss Lodge.

Tom Woodcock, Director of Treatment and Recovery at Acorn, said “Moss Lodge is a potential new recovery facility for us in Rochdale which will allow us to offer a high standard of therapeutic interventions. It is a beautiful building which will not change visually should we be successful in our application and will be a truly a great addition to our range of services, all designed to create positive change in people’s lives. It’s a really exciting time.”

A statement submitted in our planning application reads, “The proposal would result in the creation of a high-quality facility for residents and comprises a compatible use in keeping with the surrounding context, while also reusing an existing site, with no changes made internally or externally.”

The statement continues: “The service does not operate a service to anyone in ‘active’ addiction and therefore has a cohort of people accessing the service who are there to receive support through their own choice”

Acorn strongly believes that this facility would make a positive contribution to the provision of much needed services and demonstrate how high quality services can make a real difference to people’s lives.

A decision on whether to approve the change of use will be made by Rochdale Council.

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