A planning application has been submitted to turn a former bed and breakfast into an extension of the a neighbouring site which provides care for young men with behavioural problems.

Amberleigh Care, the company which operates Golfa Hall on the outskirts of Welshpool, has submitted the application to Powys County Council to convert Nant Golfa into a care facility for young men.

Golfa Hall provides advanced specialist care to look after young males with inappropriate behaviours. The facilities include formal therapeutic group living with 24 hour therapeutic care and a full curriculum of education.

The Nant Golfa site, on the A458, is about 1.5 miles west of the current care home.

The three-storey property consists of seven bedrooms with three en-suites, a kitchen, a secondary annex kitchen and two further bathrooms.

A statement from the planning application says: “The change of use of Nant Golfa is sought, instead of an extension to the existing Golfa Hall, with the adjacent property presenting an ideal opportunity or the expansion of the care offering provided at Golfa Hall.

“Such an expansion will not reduce the quantum of garden space available for use by residents, which is an important factor as outside spaces ensure a high amenity level and quality of life for the residents.”

The application also states that minor changes are proposed to the internal arrangement of the building, including the addition of en-suites.

The external work proposed includes the laying of a footpath from the rear parking area through to the adjacent car park at Golfa Hall to provide a pedestrian connection.