A care home for children with disabilities is set to open in a street in Norwich despite pushback from its future neighbours. 

Proposals for the facility at 3 the Hedgerows, in Bowthorpe, has been given the green light by Norwich City Council. 

People living near the home objected to the plans due to fears about increased traffic in the area, as well as noise levels and the impact of this on a "quiet, suburban cul-de-sac". 

Susan Banham, who lives in a neighbouring home, said: "I believe the harm this will have on residential amenity has been underestimated.

"We need to question whether this property is suitable for vulnerable young children."

The property is surrounded by other homesThe property is surrounded by other homes (Image: Google Maps)

The new facility will house three children with special educational needs and disabilities, learning difficulties or emotional and behavioural difficulties, who will be supervised by at least two members of staff at all times.

The residents will be aged between 10 and 18 years old and will be chaperoned when leaving the property. 

Judith Lubbock, councillor for Eaton ward, said: "We do have an obligation to provide housing for all sorts of people. 

"I dare say that this will have an impact on parking in the area but it's one that people will have to live with - there are already problems and it shouldn't mean that we can't accept this.

"This is a fairly normal sort of dwelling and that's what we need for people with learning difficulties."

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Councillor Judith LubbockCouncillor Judith Lubbock (Image: Newsquest)

The new facility will be managed by Specialist Care, which provides residential homes for children with various care needs.

The company said: "The provision of a residential home in Norwich will allow children to reside nearer to their social work teams and other support networks than might otherwise be possible.

"The scheme represents a good opportunity to provide a community asset and a vital community infrastructure to the local communities and families struggling to find suitable local residential care facilities for their children with special needs."

Norwich City Council has granted permission for the change of use of the property.