THE almshouses in Henley could be extended to benefit the residents.
Henley Municipal Charities, which owns the nine properties in Church Avenue, has applied for planning permission to build ground floor extensions to create extra living space and a downstairs toilet.
Henley Town Council’s planning committee has recommended that the plans are approved by South Oxfordshire District Council, the planning authority.
Councillor Stefan Gawrysiak said: “I would be in favour. This is making them more hospitable.”
Mayor Lorraine Hillier said: “Having spoken to residents, I know it would make a difference for many of them because they are elderly and can’t cope with going upstairs to use the WC.”