Two small children’s homes set to open in Middleton

Leeds-based company Madiba has submitted planning applications for change of use on two properties in Middleton at 28 Lingwell Avenue and 178 Town Street.

The company is seeking to use the properties as children’s homes. Each property would have places for two children aged 8-17 years, plus space for 24 hour support staff. Madiba is therefore seeking planning permission for change of use from dwelling house to residential care accommodation. They are not planning to remodel the properties, except to meet safety regulations.

According to its website, Madiba currently runs six small children’s homes across the region and is in the process of opening two more. In the applications they say that the children, who are in the care of the local authority, will usually be on long term placements.

Both planning applications are open for comment until Tuesday 9 January 2024. Click on the address below to view the full planning application:

28 Lingwell Avenue, Middleton, LS10, 3SU

178 Town Street, Middleton, LS10 3TH


Photo: 178 Town Street


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9 Replies to “Two small children’s homes set to open in Middleton”

    1. i agree. dont make sense (for 2 children) how many staff are going to run this. Pointless when there are so many children in care, children homes use to house many children, im not saying over run them but 2 children???

  1. its a good thing, theres already one of these sort of employments just down the road, it will help massively for families parents that are in need of help in the area, should be more of it, brings employment to the area. Theres a massive park and woods, local amenities which will help dis advantaged families its brilliant any one who is against this are oblivious to what goes on in real world.

  2. I think this will be a good opportunity to give these children the help they require , it will enable the staff to give them the individual support they need rather than having a large group of children to support all at once

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