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Brightlingsea: Old buildings demolished to allow new council homes development
4:00pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
TWO houses and ten garages have been bulldozed to make way for Tendring’s first new council homes in 30 years.
The structurally unsound buildings in Brightlingsea have now been reduced to a pile of rubble.
They were demolished to allow Tendring Council to build new homes on the site as part of a scheme to provide more housing.
Contractors started work at the Hastings Place site last month, but work was delayed by the discovery of asbestos.
Now the old buildings have been demolished, building work can start on two new homes on the site.
Tendring Council’s housing boss Paul Honeywood said: “We want to be able to provide good quality homes and build local homes for local people.
“Things are getting off the ground with this scheme in Brightlingsea and I hope it is just the start of things to come.”
The Brightlingsea build is part of a council scheme to boost its housing stock.
It has a £3million cashpot set aside to either buy up properties or build them from scratch.