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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.


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.

Homes threatened with demolition in Haxey Credit: ITV Calendar

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.


North Lincolnshire demolition plans

Some of the 16 properties that could be demolished Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Sixteen properties, which were formerly occupied by elderly residents in sheltered housing, could soon be demolished in North Lincolnshire. Residents in Haxey are fighting the plans of a social landlord.