Plans for a new children's home in a Suffolk village have been granted, despite objections and concerns over the application.

Babergh District Council has granted the plans for the former Scofield Chiropractic Clinic in King Hill in Great Cornard to be converted into a residential home for young people.

The house, near Sudbury, would hold up to no more than five children up to the age of 17 at one time.

Residents have objected to the plans, however, with added noise as staff arrive and depart being one of the factors for concern.

One stated: "This is hardly a location for a children's home for traumatised children, many of whom will have mental health issues who may well be triggered by loud ambulance and police sirens."

Another resident said: "If staffed by a host of different carers working different shift patterns, this will impact the care and subsequent behaviour of the children – which will undoubtedly filter into the residential community through anti-social behaviour."

Despite the concerns, the council approved the plans, with conditions needing to be followed.

The work needs to be carried out in accordance with approved plans and documents that have been previously submitted, and must begin within the next three years.

A noise management plan needs to be submitted and approved as well, highlighting arrangements for neighbours to report excessive noise.

Details on the provision of parking and cycle storage also needs to be submitted prior to first occupation.

Minor internal work to form a utility space, meeting space and offices on the ground floor will be undertaken, and one room on the first floor will be opened.