A FORMER office building at Orford can be converted into a children’s home, planning chiefs at Warrington have decided.
The property – originally built as a shop – is in Catterall Avenue and has stood empty for some years.
A new bungalow will be built on the site to enable the development to house six children with complex needs and up to 11 staff.
Nearby residents have been consulted on the scheme and there were no objections.
Warrington Borough Council planning officers recommended the scheme be approved and indicated the proposals would result in an improvement in appearances.
A number of trees would be lost, but these would be replaced and the development would be complemented by soft landscaping.
The borough’s development management committee was told there would be 11 staff on duty during the day and four at night.