A PROPOSAL to convert a Sedgley house into a residential institution for vulnerable youngsters has been submitted to Dudley Council.

The application is to convert 178, Wolverhampton Road, into a home for youngsters with "learning difficulties, physical disabilities and behavioural issues."

Documents on Dudley Council's planning website state: "At most there will be three children living at the property.

"The duration of stay will vary from one month to ten years.

"The age range of the children residing at the property will be from 7-17."

Documents state the children could have "learning difficulties, physical disabilities and behavioural issues."

The application states: "The children will have emotional behavioural difficulties" and that there will be four carers for the three children, offering 24-hour cover on shift patterns.

A child psychologist would visit once a month for three hours and social workers would visit every six weeks for 60 minutes.

The property is a detached four-bedroom home with two reception rooms, one conservatory, one kitchen and two bathrooms.

Its layout would remain unchanged should the proposal get the go-ahead.

The proposal states: "From the outside there will be no commercial signs or anything, to an ordinary person it will look like a normal house.

"The residential children’s home will be regulated by Ofsted and it would adhere to their strict guidelines."