A TINY community centre looks set to be turned into a bungalow despite object- ions from a senior citizens club.

The building, in Fabian Road, Eston, is one of many small community facilities dotted around the area, and located in the middle of a housing estate because the buildings were once used as houses.

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council's planning committee, which meets on Monday, is being asked to consider an application to convert the building back into a bungalow.

But the Fabian Road Senior Citizens Group has objected to the proposal because it says it has 20 members - some of whom are more than 90 years old - meeting once a week.

It claims it would be difficult for it to relocate to another community building and that this particular facility allows them to socialise and plan activities and outings.

But council officers say that there are just four nearby tenants using the building and the other members of the club are relatives or are from other areas.

They also say there are 20 meeting rooms in the Greater Eston area, along with five community centres and a number of church halls, while there is a shortage of bungalow accommodation for elderly people in the area, with 300 people on the waiting list.

It is therefore recommending that the committee goes ahead with the scheme.