Councillor questions bungalows demolition

Darlington and Stockton Times: The County Hall bungalows The County Hall bungalows

A COUNCILLOR has questioned the wisdom of demolishing two bungalows at a council headquarters.

Contractors are in the process of knocking down two bungalows at the entrance to County Hall, Durham.

They were formerly caretakers’ homes, but have been empty for some time.

Independent councillor John Shuttleworth said the bungalows were liveable and should be preserved.

Stuart Timmiss, the council’s head of planning and assets, said: “The County Hall site is identified as a key employment opportunity which could be redeveloped in the near future.

“The bungalows at the entrance hold an important position in any redevelopment plans and as such it is felt impractical to re-use the buildings.”

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11:04pm Thu 13 Feb 14

bigjenki says...

Sounds Great knock down some bungalows and we (the council) can make a profit. To heck with the disabled and elderly, who should struggle on and live in houses that are un suitable for their needs.
More bungalows Need to be built rather than Social housing on brown field sites .
There are people with a REAL need for Bungalows with easy access and not to be just DUMPED in a take it or leave it place.
If any member of the council would like me to show how difficult it can be I will take them around wear valley in a wheel chair (lunch included)
Seriously we need more bungalows not just flats where you can be forgotten about.
Sounds Great knock down some bungalows and we (the council) can make a profit. To heck with the disabled and elderly, who should struggle on and live in houses that are un suitable for their needs. More bungalows Need to be built rather than Social housing on brown field sites . There are people with a REAL need for Bungalows with easy access and not to be just DUMPED in a take it or leave it place. If any member of the council would like me to show how difficult it can be I will take them around wear valley in a wheel chair (lunch included) Seriously we need more bungalows not just flats where you can be forgotten about. bigjenki

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