Philpott house garden plan axed

Plans to turn the Philpott house into a memorial garden in tribute to the six children who died there have been axed in favour of a new house development.

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Plans to build new homes at Philpotts' former house

18/20 Victory Road where the Philpott children lived Credit: ITV News Central

The site of the family home set alight by Mick and Mairead Philpott killing six of their children will not now become a public memorial garden.

Derby city council says it intends to build more housing on the site instead after residents gave their overwhelming support for a new residential development - rather than a permanent reminder of what happened.

Dwayne, Jade, John, Jack, Jesse and Jayden all died after the fire Credit: ITV Central

Ten-year-old Jade Philpott and her five brothers all lost their lives in the fire.

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