A care home providing dedicated 24-hour specialist support for adults with learning disabilities and autism will be built.
Leeds City Council planners, who are overseen by Coun Richard Lewis, gave the go-ahead for the two-storey home off Moresdale Lane in Seacroft, where the Wilson Arms used to stand.
Four one-bedroom apartments and six en-suite bedrooms with a communal lounge, kitchen, dining areas and open space will be included.
The approval comes after another application by the company, HB Villages Developments Limited, to build 16 supported apartments just north of the site was granted in July last year.
A planning statement put forward by the company reads: “The service will specifically provide a 24 hour community based care home for adults with learning disabilities and autism.
“The building will provide a support solution for people who want to live within their local communities but require an enhanced level of day to day care and support in their lives.
“This includes assistance with personal care, accessing the community safely, communication skills and building independent life skills.
“The development will promote independence for its service users, offer personalised support, maximise community inclusion and retain links to family.”
NHS England has made it a top strategic objective to improve health and outcomes for people with learning disabilities, the document states.
“This is to be achieved by supporting new service models that provide care for people in their communities rather than a hospital or secure settings,” it adds.
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