FINAL approval is set to be given to Poole council’s £2.5m plans to build a new temporary accommodation facility for people at risk of becoming homeless.

Backing for the Herbert Avenue development has already been given by councillors on the authority’s overview and scrutiny and cabinet committees but will now need to be signed-off by the full council at its meeting on Tuesday.

The scheme has been proposed by the council, in conjunction with Poole Housing Partnership, to meet rising demand for the specialist accommodation.

It is predicted that next year there will be 127 households requiring this type of support from the council, however it only has capacity to house 64 in current facilities with the gap being met through “inappropriate” bed and breakfasts.

If the proposals are approved by the council, the new modular building on land already owned by the council would provide 24 extra units.

A business case drawn-up to support the scheme estimates that work will cost just over £2.5m and take 16 weeks to complete.

Cabinet members gave their backing to the new development last week and have recommended that the full council gives the green light for work to start.