A charity has been given the go-ahead to open a village for the homeless after councillors approved its licence.

Members of the city council’s licensing sub-committee gave the Social Bite application the green light after it had been recommended for approval by officers.

The Social Bite village is currently under construction in Granton.

Charlotte Turner, head of corporate catering, briefed the committee on the plans for the village.

She said: “We would like the caravan licence to open the Social Bite village which will be an innovative, supportive community for up to 20 people to stay for around 12 to 18 months.

“The aim is to empower each individual with the skills required to maintain an independent meaningful life away from homelessness and associated issues such as unemployment, relationship breakdowns, debt, addiction and mental health.”


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