A group of residents from North Lincolnshire say plans to demolish sixteen houses, which used to be home to vulnerable, elderly people are ill-thought-out and short-sighted.
The properties in Haxey are owned by North Lincolnshire Homes who say they're no longer fit for use and there's no demand for them. But residents say they have more than a hundred people campaigning to save them. James Webster reports.
North Lincolnshire Homes is the social landlord which owns the 16 properties in Haxey which are due to be demolished. Their spokesperson Pete Stones says the difficult decision has been taken to remove them rather than refurbish them because they are outdated and there is no demand for them.
Campaigners: These homes are ideal for the elderly
Don and Val Lange have lived in Haxey in North Lincolnshire for 24 years and are leading the fight to save 16 former sheltered homes from demolition. They say the area is ideal for the elderly because of the support from the wider community and proximity of local shops and amenities.
Residents: They're perfectly good buildings that we'd move in tomorrow
Residents in Haxey have been telling us why they are fighting to save 16 homes which used to be sheltered housing for the elderly. The properties are due to be demolished but some of those who want them to be saved say they are perfectly good and they would move into them tomorrow.
Residents say threatened homes are ideal for the elderly
All but one of the residents who lives in a complex of sheltered housing in Haxey which is due to demolished have now been found alternative accommodation by North Lincolnshire Homes. But campaigners fighting to save the properties say the buildings and the area are ideal for elderly people to live.
Residents brand demolition of sheltered housing short-sighted
A group of residents from North Lincolnshire is campaigning to save 16 homes in Haxey from demolition. They are owned by North Lincolnshire Homes who say there is no longer any demand for them because they are too old fashioned.
Campaigners who live nearby say there are people who would move into them straight away if they were available to let. They also say they have the backing of 100 people who want the buildings to be saved and believe the decision to take them down is ill-thought-out and short-sighted.
North Lincolnshire Homes took ownership of the properties in 2007 when they say half stood empty. Following a review of their portfolio a decison has been taken to demolish the buildings rather than attempt to renovate them though they have no definite plans for what will replace them.