PLANS have been submitted to transform a house in Great Sankey into a respite facility for people with learning disabilities.

The three-bedroom detached dormer bungalow on Cronulla Drive has not been occupied for over 12 months and is currently in a poor state of repair, planning documents state.

Permission is also being sought from Warrington Borough Council’s planning department to physically replace the existing rear extension, existing extension to left hand side and existing conservatory to the rear.

The applicant says there is ‘high demand’ for a facility of its kind in Warrington, where bookings can be made on nightly or weekly basis, sometimes many months in advance to allow families to plan.

According to documents submitted as part of the application, the property is in a ‘poor state of repair both externally and internally’.

“The various ad hoc alterations and extensions have been carried out over the years to a poor standard and significant work is required to reinstate the property to a habitable condition,” they state.

Proposals are for the home to operate as a six-bed facility, five of which will be assessable to wheelchair users, with no permanent tenancies.

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Staff would be on-site on a 24/7 basis whenever a client is on site.

One bedroom would be en suite and another two bedrooms benefiting from a jack and jill en suite. A separate assisted bathroom would also be available for all clients.

A dining and living area would also be available for communal use, while a rear garden would be provided for the benefit of the occupants with a free-standing garden room.

Documents state the facility would create two full-time jobs.

It would also increase the number of parking spaces currently available from two to three, one of which would be suitable for a disability car.