CONTROVERSIAL plans to turn a six-bedroomed suburban house into a care home for our vulnerable young people have been approved by councillors.

The scheme for the large detached property at the corner of Church Street and Granville in Briercliffe has generated four objections from neighbours and one from the parish council.

The proposal by Residential Child Care Community (North West) Ltd was passed by Burnley Council development control committee on Thursday.

A planning officers’ report recommended approval with four conditions.