Children’s home scheme in Cleveleys set for planners this week

Proposals to establish a children’s  care home  in Cleveleys are set to go before Wyre’s planning committee this week.

The plans entail a change of use application for an existing bungalow on Coronation Road – the same site as two previous unsuccessful applications to build 40-plus bedroom care homes for elderly residents.
There is currently an outstanding appeal on one of those schemes.
The applicant for the chidren’s home is Mr Raj Shah, who already owns the Morvern Care Centre at the end of the street.
Works  to the building include a roof lift, single storey rear link extension and addition of pitched roof to existing garage.
The care would be provided  for children aged 10 to 17 who would have been in the care of the local authority.
There would be 24-7 care/support and but no live-in carer.
The proposal will create eight full-time jobs and the staff will work on a rota of two staff and one manager at each
shift and there will be three shifts each.
The bungalow is close to a number of residential properties on the street, raising some concerns about noise issues from the project, but the low height of the buildings means there will be no issues of overlooking or size/scale concerns.
Planning officers are recommending the scheme for approval.
However, one of the consultees, Wyre’s  head of environmental health and community safety, notes: ” I have concerns that there is potential for a significant adverse impact due to noise on the health and quality of the occupants of the above mentioned residential premises, this is as a result of the immediate proximity of this proposed development to the adjacent residential properties.
“This would generally render such a location as unsuitable for care centres.
“Further information is required to demonstrate how any noise disturbance will be mitigated.”
The application has been brought before the committe by Coun Rob Fail and the session is due to be held at Wyre Civic Centre this Wednesday.

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