PLANS to create a children’s home in Hoyland have been resubmitted to Barnsley Council - just one month after residents celebrated the application’s rejection.
A bid to turn a property on Primrose Way into a new children’s care home for two kids was submitted to the council earlier this year.
They would be living in the proposed premises need additional support to live within the community due to a variety of reasons such as past or present mental health challenges and complexities, and disablement.
The aim of the service was to ensure that they live as independent life as possible and reintegrate them to more independent living facilities.
A number of jobs would have also been created - but Barnsley Council’s planning board rejected the plans in August.
Coun David White, who represents the Rockingham ward, said that ‘common sense had prevailed’ after the dismissal - much to the delight of residents on the street who were jumping for joy.
But plans were resubmitted earlier this week to create the home.
A report states: “The home will be registered as an emotional and behavioural home.
“Children will undergo a stringent impact risk assessment to ensure they integrate with the local community.
“This considers the home, the environment, the community, plus peers groups and assesses against each child as an individual prior to admission into the home.
“The children will live at the property long term, hopefully for many years.
“This is not a halfway house or emergency housing for children.
“The purpose of the home would be to support the children to build their confidence, help them in developing life skills and prepare them for life when they leave the home to fend for themselves.
“This type of support has been found to be most effective in helping these children to have normal lives and not experience problems in later life.”
The report also adds that those in the home will be asked to to communicate with residents on the street - and bosses said that concerns will be looked at immediately.
“Staff will be expected to help the children ‘looked after’ accept and respect the rights of others and in particular the immediate neighbours and local community,” it added.
“It is vital that staff and others accept the importance of their role in relation to the children’s home and the community within which it is situated.”
Coun White told the Chronicle: “As soon as I heard that the application had been resubmitted, albeit with amendments, I contacted planning officers at Barnsley Council for their views.
“They said ‘looking at the details of the application, the applicant has now seemingly accepted that the proposed developed did not constitute Class C3b and they are now arguing it falls under Use Class C2.
“We don’t necessarily disagree with this, but the purpose behind the use doesn’t materially differ from the existing use as a dwelling house.
“The next stage is that the legal team at Barnsley Council look at the application and will feed back within a couple of week.
“I have been promised to be kept informed.”
No neighbouring properties have yet been made aware of the application.
Public consultation ends on October 30.