Welcome for supported housing use proposal for ex-care home

April 30 2018

A PROPOSED new role for the former Woodleaze residential home in Yate has been put forward, with the premises to be used as supported housing for young people leaving care.

Woodleaze, in Station Road, provided care for people with dementia but was decommissioned because the ageing building was no longer fit for purpose.

Councillors in Yate have welcomed the planned use of the building.

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.”

 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.”