REVISED plans for a new £8 million children’s mental health facility are being drawn-up by an NHS trust.

Bournemouth councillors refused to grant planning permission for the new centre at Pebble Lodge in December having described the scheme as “one of the most complex of the year”.

Dorset HealthCare is now working on amended plans for the “vital” development of the site.

It had hoped to clear trees from land used as a car park to make way for the new two-storey centre which would have provided round-the-clock care for eight youngsters.

Then deputy chief executive of the trust, Eugine Yafele, described the decision as “disappointing” and said the facility would have provided “huge benefits” for children in Dorset.

A report to the trust board has now confirmed that revisions were being made to its proposals in a bid to make it more acceptable.

It has given no date for when a new application might be submitted.