Sunday, June 02, 2019


Plans for a residential care home near Brigg will be considered by councillors at a meeting on Wednesday (June 5).
'Change of use' permission is being sought for The  Mount - a property near the B1208 in Castlethorpe.
North Lincolnshire Council's Planning Committee, made up of elected councillors drawn from across the district, will consider the application when it meets in the Conference Room at Church Square House, in Scunthorpe town centre. This meeting, starting at 2pm, is open to interested members of the public.
A report prepared by council staff ahead of the meeting says the application site comprises a large red brick farmhouse dating from the early/mid 19th century. 
It is a grade II listed building, which is currently used as a dwelling, and is set in extensive grounds. There are two converted barns on the site which have had various previous uses, including as a tea room and bed and breakfast accommodation.
Planning permission is now being sought to change the use of this dwelling into the C2 category (residential care homes).
"The aim for the use is specifically for a residential children’s home for a maximum of five children between the ages of 7 and 17, who have emotional behavioural difficulties," the report explains.
"The main issues with regard to the determination of this application are whether the principle of development of a children’s home is acceptable within Castlethorpe with regard  to  sustainability;  whether the proposal would be to the detriment of the predominantly residential character of the area; and whether the change of use to a children’s home would result in harm upon the living conditions of neighbouring properties."
The committee has the power to grant or refuse an application or may opt to undertake a site visit and then reach a decision at a later date.