SEVERAL residents are objecting to plans to turn a house in Yate into a new children's home. 

Care home company Park Blue Homes has applied for permission to convert a four-bedroom house in Goose Green into a children's home. 

The application has been submitted to South Gloucestershire Council. 

If approved it is understood seven new jobs would be created - five full time positions and two part time roles. 

But residents have been issuing objections to the scheme, especially citing concerns over its potential impact on traffic. 

One said: "We are concerned about the amount of traffic and vehicles that this will incur." 

Another said: "Any extra traffic in the lane would cause inconvenience and possible dangers for local residents and users of the lane." 

So far all 20 comments posted on the planning portal are objections - including an objection from Yate Town Council. 

A statement on the application reads: "We are looking to change the use of the property from C3 to C2 so it can be turned into a residential children's home. 

"The home will provide care and support to children in care.

"No exterior or interior work will be carried out on this property so it will not look any different to how it currently does.

"The home will continue to operate as a normal family home." 

Park Blue Homes operates children's residential homes throughout the UK, specialising in full time residential placements for children and young people. 

It already runs homes in Castle Combe and Swindon. 

A statement on their website reads: "We want our young people to feel they are in a safe, caring and stable environment, surrounded by a team of committed and highly trained people in all of our homes. 

"Each home benefits from being in close proximity to local towns for all essential amenities but are situated in idyllic and peaceful rural locations, all set in open countryside with access to animals and livestock at each site. 

"All of our team members undergo a continuous training programme and are supported in progressing with their individual skills and qualifications. 

"Most importantly for us are the young people we are fortunate enough to have living in our homes. 

"It is our core principle to provide a safe, homely environment for them and make it feel like their home." 

You can view the application quoting P23/03212/F or see here -