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.
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