'Dangerous' outbuildings in Waltham will be demolished to make way for housing

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 28 Apr 2017

Potentially dangerous outbuildings in Waltham will be demolished to make way for new housing.

Members of the planning committee of North East Lincolnshire Council voted unanimously in favour of the proposals, which will see a vehicle serving and repairs workshop off Cheapside ripped down to aaccommodate three new dwellings.

Councillor Matthew Brown urged developers to "get on" with construction and described the current workshop buildings as "dangerous."

"Residents have been living next to a dangerous eyesore and it's important that developers get on with it. The residents deserve better than this," he said.

Councillor Tim Mickleburgh said the proposal was a "win win situation" and added that the outbuildings, which have been in use since at least 1959, could contain asbestos.

The new dwellings will be single storey bungalows after residents in the surrounding area raised concerns that their privacy would be negatively affected if the developments were any larger.

All members of the planning committee voted in favour of the plans.

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