Liberal Democrat Councillors in Yate have welcomed proposals by South Gloucestershire Council officers to turn the former Woodleaze care home into supported housing for young people leaving care.
Yate Central Councillor Ruth Davis said:
“This is by far the best proposal for the Woodleaze site that has been brought forward. This scheme would provide much-needed supported accommodation for up to 20 young people close to Yate Town Centre and its public transport links. This is the only realistic alternative to the whole site being sold off for commercial housing, with all the extra pressure that would put on Yate’s existing services and roads.”
Yate North Councillor Mike Drew said:
“If the site were sold for housing that would put many more cars on already busy local roads. Using the existing building to support young people should mean fewer cars and less disruption for residents. All options will soon go out for public consultation and we would encourage residents to make their views known.”