Civic chiefs have agreed funding for a former workhouse infirmary in Romsey to be converted into a home for children.

Hampshire Council Council's executive lead member for children’s services Cllr Roz Cadd, approved the recommendations for £1.2million of funding.

The proposal is to convert Hayter House, in Hayter Gardens, into a home for three children aged between 12 and 17.

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The building will provide three self-contained flats, day and night-time accommodation for support staff as well as shared space for the children including a family kitchen, dining and education room. The existing gardens will be made more secure and parking will be provided for seven cars.

Cllr Chadd said: This is a wonderful thing to provide for young people. It is much needed.”

Cllr Chadd said she looked forward to visiting the site once the work is complete.

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