NEIGHBOURS are objecting to a scandal-hit former care home owner's bid to turn another empty home into a nursery.

Anu Sarker and her husband previously owned the Glenglova Residential Home, in Mansewood, which was branded a "squalid enterprise" after a resident’s death.

In November, she applied to Glasgow City Council for permission to change the use of The Beeches Residential Home in Muirend – and insisted she would not be involved in running the nursery.

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Complaints from nearby residents have flooded into the council since her application was submitted, with many saying a nursery would exacerbate current traffic issues and some raising concerns about Mrs Sarker.

They say 100 children being transported to nursery each day would bring "substantial" additional traffic. "The congestion would be very dangerous to the children crossing to go the local schools," one said.

One nearby resident said: "We object to someone with a history of such questionable care of vulnerable members of society to be granted permission for a nursery."

Another objector added: "We also have concerns about the suitability of the owners being in charge of a children's nursery."

Other concerns include a potential detrimental impact on the area's character, the low level of staffing proposed and whether there is a need for another nursery in the area.

Some residents are also "appalled" by the lack of notice about the planning application given to neighbours. The council said "someone had vandalised and removed the site notices".

Mrs Sarker's Mansewood home was closed following the death of a 79-year-old woman after she was admitted to hospital "dehydrated and emaciated".

Speaking in 1994, Sheriff Daniel Convery described that home as a "squalid enterprise where frail and confused residents were kept as human livestock for money". Dr Sarker was struck off by the General Medical Council.

Mrs Sarker, a former teacher, previously told the Glasgow Times she would not be involved in the nursery day-to-day.

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"I do not have enough time to run another business," she said. "If someone wants to buy it, no problem. Whoever is running it, they will sort it all themselves. This is too big for me, I need everybody’s support."

She said she was a "good citizen" of Glasgow and wanted to leave a "legacy" so "children and communities can enjoy that property".

Mrs Sarker defended the care provided at the Mansewood home, describing the accusations as "all lies".

She also rebutted the allegations during a fatal accident inquiry at Glasgow Sheriff Court in August 1994. Her husband pursued an ­appeal against the GMC decision to strike him off but abandoned it after three years.