A plan to turn a house on the edge of the city into a new children’s home has been revealed.

The application by Janine Morris of Stockport-based Care Today asks for permission from Worcester City Council to convert the five-bed house in Laxton Avenue into a children’s home.

The building would provide a home for up to three children, according to the application, with two staff on site permanently.

A statement included with the application said: “It is our intention to use [the home] in Laxton Avenue as a children's home, maximum [of] three children.

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“The proposed use is to provide a stable home environment for the children as their main and sole residence and that the length of stay is medium to long term, providing a continuity of care.

“Children would attend mainstream education placements where possible. We do not believe that this would increase the noise level or activity in the area.

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“The property will retain the look and character of a conventional residential dwelling and the use gives rise to no greater level of disturbance or amenity effects that could be generated by a dwelling house.

“There are no proposed structural changes to the exterior of the building therefore there would be no material change of use.

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“We understand that, as the property will operate in the same way as a family home with three children between seven and seventeen years old and two members of staff on shift at all times, there would be no greater impact on the amenities or greater level of disturbance that could be generated by a [home].”

Care Today has over 40 residential homes in parts of Worcestershire as well as other parts of the Midlands, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Yorkshire.

The children’s home provider said it is the largest family-run residential childcare organisation in the UK and has been working with children and young people since 1970.

Care Today was founded in 1991.

You can have your say on the plan by visiting Worcester City Council’s website.

The application number is 23/00734/FUL and consultation ends on September 22.