A small care home in Clacton which caters for up to six children and young adults with complex health care needs has been given the green light to extend its building.
Children’s Respite Care Ltd, which runs the site in Woodrows Lane, wants to add both ground and first floor extensions at the property.
The aim is to provide a kitchen, expanded living room, lift and an enlarged bedroom area with new gable.
The company was granted planning permission in 2012 and some work started but now it wants to replace the scheme with the new one.
There are five bedrooms and should there be any more than six residents at any one time a further application would be required.
Tendring District Council (TDC) agreed the plans which give more room to those living in the home with en-suites for the bedrooms.
A TDC spokesman said: "This proposed development is consistent with planning policies and we do not feel there will be any harm from it."
The Council did not receive any representation from residents about the scheme.