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A further attempt will be made today to break the deadlock over plans to evict 45 families from homes owned by the Crown estate in Somerset.
Bridgwater MP Ian Liddell-Grainger is meeting the organisation's Chief Executive urging a rethink on plans to sell the homes and invest the money elsewhere.
A meeting between officials of the Crown Estate, who are threatening to evict 45 tenants from homes in Somerset and Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne, has failed to produce a compromise.
The Estate, whose income goes to the Treasury, insists it must sell the homes to raise money for investments elsewhere.
Officials from the Crown Estate who are threatening to evict 45 tenants in Somerset are today meeting the Taunton Deane MP Jeremy Browne. The estate, whose income goes to the Treasury, says it needs to act commercially and wants to sell the homes.
Officials of the Crown Estate are being asked to rethink a decision to evict 45 families from their homes in and around Taunton. Income from the estate goes to the Treasury and some of it is then passed on to the Queen.
The estate says it wants to sell the homes and use the money for more profitable urban investments. Well now, one little girl who lives there has even written to the Queen for help. Here's our Somerset correspondent David Woodland .
Officials of the Crown Estate are being asked to re-think a decision to evict 45 families from their homes in and around Taunton.
Income from the estate goes to the Treasury and some of it is then passed on to the Queen. The estate says it wants to sell the homes and use the money for more profitable urban investments.
It's caused anger amongst residents. Mark Kemp says: "They've openly admitted to us that the reason they want to get out of the rural housing market is they don't want to deal with humans any more because of the emotions and everything else and they can't deal with it."
There are concerns over plans by the Crown Estate to sell off dozens of homes in Somerset, which it's claimed will leave some tenants homeless.
The Crown Estate, which is one of the largest landowners in the country, is planning to sell off up to 45 of its properties around Taunton and Dunster.
Tenants are being given the option to either buy, or up to six months notice period to vacate their properties.
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A little girl of 10 has written to the Queen asking her to try to stop her friends and neighbours from being evicted from their homes.