Lorraine Innerdale Leyland 0

cul-de-sac or carpark

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Maplewood Close, Leyland is a small cul-de-sac of 14 houses and bungalows; the greater number of its occupants are aged over 55 years some nearing their later 80's with health needs and vulnerabilities.

As residents we have received an application to change house No. 2 from a C3 dwelling to a C2 residential institute for three children aged 10 -17. Care for these children will be provided by Northridge Care Group.

These children will have multi specialist challenging behavior, requiring 1:1 care support at a minimum.

It is proposed that there will be 9 carers employed to provide care on a shift basis along with a care manager; they have advised that there will be parking allocation for four vehicles. - we believe that if there are to be company vehicle/s along with vehicles for staff on shift on site there wouldn't be enough parking allocation especially if we include parking for staff coming on and off shift . As a small cul-de-sac there is already limited parking available for current residents cars. We are also concerned re the increased traffic to the area created by the shift changes, specialist visit, and transportation of children to and from school. This would create both noise and safety concerns.

Narrowing the cul-de-sac further with more vehicles will cause an obstruction for emergency vehicles, waste disposal and supermarket deliveries, etc. If the pavements are all blocked by cars residents will have no choice but to walk on the road and cross between vehicles.

We would like to you to support our opposition to this application on grounds of increased noise, lack of allocated parking for service need and vulnerability and safety of existing residents.

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