Dacorum Borough Council has approved plans to renovate a house in Hemel Hempstead into a children’s home.
The property, which is located on Thumpers, will cater for children and young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
The application was submitted by Bethel Children’s Care (BCC), and is subject to several conditions, including that the house must care for children up to 18, development must begin within three years, and the number of residents should not exceed six.
The design statement says: “We propose to cater for young people from the ages of eight to 15 years, for which they will attend local schools in the area, appropriate for their ages and educational needs.
“Given the nature of the needs of the young people, their home needs to be located in a calming, quiet area where the young people can flourish.”
Despite being accepted, concerns were raised over parking, with one person stating: “There are not two parking spaces within the property boundary. Parking would have to be on Main Street, which is already overstretched.”
BCC has been contacted for comment.
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