Northampton Council housing stock to be demolished
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Period of interest 2nd August 2013 to 24th February 2014
Today the council have published the following statement of its intentions:
The 16 “Airey” type properties in Toms Close are to be decommissioned so that we can create a cleared site for the development of new homes. Airey properties were built immediately after the Second World War using aluminium frames from military vehicles for the main structural elements and pre-cast concrete panels for the infill walls. The properties are extremely thermally inefficient and hard to heat and to bring them up to the Decent Homes Standard and give them a further 20-25 year’s lifespan is estimated to cost in excess of £80,000 per dwelling. Every tenant and property owner has been contacted by our housing officers and all our tenants have now either registered with us for a transfer or have indicated that they will make their own arrangements for somewhere else to live.
Councillor Mary Markham
Cabinet Member for Housing