AN APPLICATION in front of Shropshire Council to turn an Oswestry residence into a children's home has received support from neighbours.

The plans have been submitted by Martin Tweddle of Unity Residential Care Services Limited – based in Nottingham – who wants to turn Cranford, 1 Queens Road – off Victoria Road – into a home for up to four children.

Currently, there is one supporting comment from residents who live nearby, who believe turning the house into a safe home for children would be the right thing to do.

The comment, from Fiona and Alistair Wood, who live in Victoria Road, said: "We live close to the property in question and believe that it would make a very good home for children who need care, providing them with space both indoors and outdoors.

"There is a reasonable sized drive for owners/staff to park and the additional amount of traffic that such a change of use would generate seems negligible - relative to, say, a busy four-person family with teenaged children."

Cranford holds parking space for seven cars, and according to the planning application form, it does not have any current tenants.

Shropshire Council's affordable homes' staff also confirmed that Mr Tweddle would not need to pay an affordable housing contribution.

Comments on the application are open until Monday, November 23 – head to and search 20/04316/COU