Councillors have been recommended to refuse a bid to turn a family house into a small children's home for a second time.

Kenneth Tomkins of Jigsaw Children's Home Ltd has asked Hyndburn Council for planning permission convert the property in Whalley Road, Clayton Le Moors.

His previous request to make the two-storey mid-terrace property into a care home for three children with emotional or behavioural difficulties had been refused on March 13.

Now it will be debated by the authority's planning committee on Wednesday at the request of Clayton-le-Moors ward Cllr Melissa Fisher.

Eight objections from neighbouring residents included the small size of property for three children with possible behaviour issues; the adverse impact on local residents who are predominantly elderly; insufficient parking space for staff and visitors;. noise and disturbance; and the failure to demonstrate a need for the care home.

Cllr Fisher's objection expresses concerns about highway safety, car parking and loss of amenity in the area.

An officer's report to councillors says: "The application proposes the change of use of the dwelling house to a children’s care home.

"A rear dormer roof extension and insertion of roof-lights in the front roof slope are also proposed to facilitate conversion of the roof-space to provide two additional bedrooms.

"Care would be provided by staff working on a shift/rota basis.

"The reasons for refusal of the previous application were about over-intensive use of the modest sized mid-terrace building and consequent adverse impact on the amenities of neighbouring dwellings and the area generally.

"This was because of likely noise and disturbance arising from the amount of activity at the building and the coming and going to/from the care home of staff and visitors and movement and parking of their vehicles.

"The 65 letters of support for the proposal submitted by the applicant can certainly be taken as indication of the borough being an inclusive and welcoming place.

"The new information explains the proposal in additional detail.

"However, it does not demonstrate that a different decision should be made than the in previous application for the same development.

"The proposed children’s care home (in particular because of the high number of children proposed to be accommodated) would be an over-intensive use of the modest sized mid-terrace building thereby adversely affecting the amenities of neighbouring dwellings by reason of likely noise and disturbance."