Fenland Council to consider house conversion in Wisbech to provide flats for vulnerable young women

PUBLISHED: 14:23 14 February 2020 | UPDATED: 14:23 14 February 2020

The house in Hampden Road, Wisbech, that could be converted into flats for vulnerable young women. Picture; PLANNING PORTAL, FDC

The house in Hampden Road, Wisbech, that could be converted into flats for vulnerable young women. Picture; PLANNING PORTAL, FDC

Archant

A Leicester based company wants to turn a six-bed detached house in a Wisbech cul-de-sac into independent living flats for young and vulnerable women leaving care for the first time.

The company behind the application to convert the house in Hampden Road off Wilberforce Road says a care provider will be commissioned in conjunction with the county council.

Although privately run the care provider says its aim is to provide housing and supported living for "vulnerable people with low end care needs".

You may also want to watch:

They say the intention is to "re-integrate the occupants into modern day society. The care required however small will be undertaken on behalf of the housing association by CareTech.

CareTech says on their website they are focused on "self-directed outcomes and outstanding value".

If approved the house will be converted into six single flats for the tenants; Fenland Council is now considering the change of use.

The applicants say no provision is offered for car parking since none of the residents are expected to drive. However, their plans include space for up to eight cycles.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Wisbech Standard. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Wisbech Standard