AN extension to a South Tyneside care home looks set to be built on the site of a former special school.
Members of the council’s Planning Committee will next week be recommended to give the go-ahead for a two-storey extension at Windsor Nursing Home in Victoria Road East, Hebburn.
It would involve the demolition of the remnants of the former Greenfields Special School.
The school closed its doors in 2012 as part of a shake-up in special education within the borough.
Pupils from Greenfields moved to the new £9.5m Keelman’s Way special school in Hebburn.
The proposed extension would create 22 bedrooms.
The site is bounded to the north by The Clock playing fields, to the west by The Clock public house and to the east by the former Jarrow Service Station.
A report to the committee says: “The proposed development would provide an additional residential facility on this previously developed site, which is allocated for residential purposes.
“It is considered that the access and parking arrangements are acceptable.
“The design of the proposed development would respect the character of the area and it is considered that it would not be detrimental to the visual or residential amenities of the area.”
The council received no letters of objection to the application.
Members of the council’s Planning Committee are to meet in the committee suite at South Shields Town Hall from 10am on Monday. The public can attend.