Plans to convert a five-bedroom house into children’s care home are opposed


PLANS to convert a five-bedroom family home into a children’s care home in an isolated rural area at Warrington are being opposed by local residents.

Police have also said they could not support the application by Care 4 Every Children at The Oaks, in Holly Bush Lane, Rixton-with-Glazebrook.
Most of the objections relate to the possibility of increased traffic on a narrow, unadopted lane where there are no pavements or street lighting.
But objectors also point out that Holly Bush Lane is off the busy A57 close to an accident “hot spot”.

The application is to change the use of a large house standing in its own grounds into a care home for up to four children.
There would also be three care staff and a manager on-site, with two care staff on duty overnight.
The applicants say there is parking for around 10 cars in a spacious gravel courtyard area and the property has it own entrance through private gates leading to secluded private grounds.
Children living at the property would be unable to live at home due to unfortunate circumstances such as abuse and neglect. The care provided would be “as close to a family environment as possible.”
The children would cook meals with the adult, go on activities of an evening, such as cinema trips, restaurants, days out, etc, and have the childhood they deserved. They would be encouraged to help around the house with chores, making meals and gardening, etc. They would be in the 8-18 age range.
There would be no material change made to the property which would retain its current layout and use as a family home. There would be no increase in traffic and staff would be recruited locally.
The proposals are currently being considered by Warrington Borough Council planners.


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