PLANS to build a five-bedroom luxury holiday home for poorly children and their families on the North Yorkshire coast in memory of Bradley Lowery have been approved.

The young Sunderland supporter from Blackhall Colliery, County Durham, died aged six in July 2017 after having the cancer neuroblastoma.

One of his last family holidays was to Scarborough and now the charity in his has permission to build a home there.

Scarborough Borough Council's planning committee members approved of the design and said the idea of being able to offer a site for Bradley's project was "a wonderful thing" that many families will benefit from.

Gemma Lowery, Bradley's mother and chief executive of the Bradley Lowery Foundation, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have received planning permission for the holiday home.

“We were very lucky when Bradley was here; we got to make so many memories. I want to be able to give that back to other families, so that they can have somewhere to go to make memories with their poorly children too.

“Scarborough was one of Bradley’s favourite places, building this home in Scarborough so that children and their families can enjoy quality time together would have made him very proud.

“We’d like to thank the people of Scarborough and the council for the support they’ve shown us so far.

“Now the plans have been confirmed, we will kick-start our fundraising for the project and continue to look for support from builders and tradespeople so that we can deliver this lasting legacy for Bradley.”

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