Planning permission has been granted to convert a guest house into a care home.

The property is located on the corner of Garston Lane and Woodhurst Avenue in Garston.

It was first turned into a five-bedroom hotel in 1989 and is known as Orchard House Guest House.

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But following an application submitted to Watford Borough Council, its future use looks to be a care home.

The council gave permission to change the use of the building in a decision dated July 20.

A proposed floor plan published in the planning portal by agent London Consultants Ltd indicates the care home will include seven bedrooms, as well as a kitchen and dining area, living room, and office.   

The council had no concerns that converting the building to a care home would worsen traffic or parking.

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The case officer also said the plans would cause no increase in noise and disturbance compared to the existing guest house.

Eleven neighbours were sent letters about the plans with no objections received.

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