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Controversial plans have been approved for two homes for vulnerable teenagers and children on Teesside.
Stockton Council gave the homes the go-ahead, despite opposition from some residents who claim that anti-social behaviour will increase.
Jonny Blair reports.
Two properties will be turned into homes for vulnerable children in Hartburn and Stillington.
Stockton Council's Cabinet made the decision despite opposition from some residents.
Those backing the plans say it will benefit the young people, none of whom have criminal records or are a danger to people.
Stockton Council have approved plans to turn two properties into homes for children and teenagers who need social and emotional help.
The proposals have faced opposition by some locals who say it could cause increased traffic and anti-social behaviour.
Cllr Ken Lupton and Alex Hakes oppose the plans.
A property in Stillington in the Stockton area has been approved as a new vulnerable children's home.
Stockton Borough Council had earlier decided to turn a property on Darlington Road in Hartburn into a similar home.
The decisions still needs to be rubber-stamped by Ofsted.
Stockton Borough Council have decided to turn a property on Darlington Road in Hartburn into a home for vulnerable children and teenagers.
A meeting is ongoing to decide on whether to make a property in Stillington into a similar home.
A council meeting is underway to decide whether to approve plans to turn two properties into homes for vulnerable children in Stockton.
Opponents says it will cause a 'nuisance and disturbance' and lower property values.
Supporters say there is no evidence of an increase in anti-social behaviour.