Plans for a new children’s home for one child have been submitted.

An application proposing the registered children’s home in Poulton-with-Fearnhead, on Oxmead Close, have been put forward.

Information in the application form says the home will be registered for one young person to reside and would have up to two full-time members of staff who will work on a 24-hour shift pattern, 10am-10am, on a rota basis, including sleepovers to reduce changeover in staff and ‘keep disruptions to the neighbours to a minimum’.

It adds: “Dependent upon the child age and development the children would either be transported to school by the home’s staff or they would use public transport/walk to get themselves to their educational provision.

“When the property is not occupied by the children, the staff would undertake household duties such as cleaning the property, food shopping or attending meeting on behalf of the children such as looked after children’s reviews, parents evening or taking the child to any medical appointment.

“Once the educational provision has ended the children would either be collected and transported back to the home or they would use public transport/walk to return to the home. The children would be encouraged to engage in extra curricle activities.

“The time the children return to the home would be dependent upon a number of factors, the time the education provision finishes, if they are engaging in extra curricle activity. The children and staff would sit down as a family unit and eat tea together.”

Furthermore, it states there would be no physical alteration to the land or buildings, and that the home would still be ‘classed as being under one household’ and so would not require change of use – it would still be a C3 use, dwelling house.