Three houses could be transformed into a care home if plans are approved next week.

Houses at 199, 201 and 203 Henley Road, in Caversham, will be demolished and replaced with an 82-bed care home if Signature Senior Lifestyle’s plans are approved.

Planning permission is already in place for 42 flats to be built at the site but the developer, Henley Road Ltd, has not followed through with it proposal.

Reading Borough Council’s (RBC) Planning Applications committee will decide whether to approve the plans next week (Wednesday, October 9).

The care home would provide specialised nursing and dementia care.

The development would include a range of on-site communal facilities for residents including a restaurant, lounge, café, library, cinema, salon, spa bathing and therapy space, sensory gardens and outdoor space.

The application has received a mixed response from locals.

Four residents have raised concern about issues such as the scale of the development, harm to wildlife, increased pressure on local doctors; surgeries and insufficient car parking.

Others have written in support of the extra provision of local residential nursing, respite and dementia facilities and job opportunities for local people.

A plan for 42 flats at 199-203 Henley Road was approved in December 2017 but the flats were never built.