A Slough house has been granted permission to be transformed into a care home for children.

The property on Two Mile Drive will become a care home that can accommodate up to four children.

Works will also include the installation of white UPVC windows, which the applicant says  will mate the “character of existing windows.”

The design statement reads: “As a part of internal alterations, external fenestrations are being proposed and garage will be converted into habitable space.

“The proposed use would not require additional parking space and provide provision for one visitor’s parking space.

“The conversion of garage would provide essential space required for the office and staff room.”

No more than six people are expected to stay in the property overnight at any one time, including the four children and caring staff.

The statement adds: “Before the Registration Certificate can be issued by Ofsted for the new premises, the applicants are required to provide evidence of change of use.

“The residential children’s home will provide a home for four children to enable them to live in a family environment and be involved in usual community life.”

Slough Borough Council planning officers deemed that the proposals would “improve the economic, social and environmental conditions of the area.”

They approved the application on conditions including that work begin within three years and that the premises should only be used for this purpose as a children’s care home.

To find out more about this planning application, visit Slough Borough Council’s planning portal with the reference P/20335/000.