PLANS to convert a property in Cudworth into a children's home have been submitted to the council.

Kirsten Gaskell, who has lived on Barnsley Road for 12 years, has applied to the council to change the use of her house.

The application shows three full-time and six part-time staff will be present, providing 24-hour supervision if the home is given the go ahead.

A letter sent by Miss Gaskell to residents read: "Our home is offering an opportunity for up to three children to live with us.

"They would normally be placed within foster homes, but due to the fact that there are not enough carers in our local area they are then placed into care due to no fault of their own.

"It is our wish that these children should be and will be living a normal life within a normal environment within our community. Our home will not be a secure unit or a half-way house and will not pose any concern to our neighbours.

"They will not be left to their own devices and so will not be posing any nuisance to neighbours or our community."

Comments can be made on the council's website until May 11.