A BID to convert a former Oldbury vets into a care home has been submitted to planners.

The former Orchard vets on Church Street will be converted into a six bed care home if plans get the go-ahead.

The application states the home will either be for children aged 13 -17 years old or a care home for adults with learning disabilities, autism and mental health issues.

It states that the building, which was built in the 1920s, is empty, but was last used as a vets.

Notes to planners state that the previous owners had planning approval for shops and a 5 bed HMO spread over the ground and first floor.

The design and access statement states: "Our client has long experience with running care homes, providing these facilities for the good of the local community."

The home would have six bedrooms with en-suites and a communal lounge on ground floor as well as a staff room and kitchen

There would be seven full-time members of staff with care offered 24 hours a day. The site has four car parking spaces.

The proposal is from Mr Shem Singh of Carters Green Properties Ltd, West Bromwich.