Former care home should be used

The former St Michael's View care home in South Shields.
The former St Michael's View care home in South Shields.

RE: The proposed conversion of the former St Michael’s View Care Home to a house of multiple occupation (Gazette, April 15).

Neighbours fearing undesirable tenants could move in.

The application to the council’s planning committee, which could have been approved this week, being deferred until they have a chance to visit the site – a chance to visit the site, eh!

Just what have they been doing since the last time all this came to light (Gazette, February 5)?

Probably still mucking about with Plan 365!

Anyway, I don’t think it’s a good idea that a building of such stature should stand empty for so long when it could be put to some practical use, even if it’s for student occupation!

Ken Johnson,

Mowbray Road,

South Shields.