Plan to create new street for people with special needs

The proposal is to build the homes on Simpson Lane. (Google Maps)
The proposal is to build the homes on Simpson Lane. (Google Maps)

A street designed for people with special needs is being planned for Knottingley, which could create up to 50 jobs.

An application submitted to Wakefield Council shows blueprints for 10 homes on land off Simpsons Lane to allow people with “complex” needs to live independently.

The site sits next to a storage yard and the plans show a series of semi-detached two-bedroom homes, plus a separate staffing building to provide round-the-clock assistance.

Submitted by Millennium Care Services Ltd, development manager Stephen Drewitt said: “Many of the people will be vulnerable and will have lived in long-stay hospital settings for a number of years.

“This will give many people their first chance to experience what it is like to live in an ordinary home in an ordinary community.

“Millennium Care Services intend to employ up to 50 people to support this development.”