Fight to save sheltered houses

Campaigners in Haxey in North Lincolnshire are fighting to save 16 homes which are due to be demolished because the social landlord says they are too outdated.

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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.

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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.

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