Neighbours' concern over care home plan

PUBLISHED: 14:00 12 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:34 25 May 2010

A CONTESTED scheme to create a home for people with learning difficulties in Weston will be debated by councillors on Thursday.

A CONTESTED scheme to create a home for people with learning difficulties in Weston will be debated by councillors on Thursday.

Worried neighbours have objected to the plan to change a house on Longton Grove Road into a care home.

Members of North Somerset Council's west area committee are set to decide on the application for a C2 licence to accommodate disabled people.

If approved, four people would be looked after by three care workers, with one present overnight.

Letters of objection have been received from eleven people, who say the change of use would bring noise and disturbance to the area.

They are also worried about a lack of parking and that the walls adjoining the next door property are not sufficiently sound-proofed for such a development.

Other concerns raised include the fact that the C2 category of building may allow for a change to a drug and alcohol care centre.

However, planning officers have recommended the application be approved, provided the property is not put to such a use.

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