Council bid to back bungalows

LETCHWORTH Garden City Council has voted to fight to save bungalows threatened with demolition. The council held a meeting on Tuesday night with 42 residents of Highover Road and Campfield Way whose pre-fabricated bungalows North Herts Homes wants to knoc

LETCHWORTH Garden City Council has voted to fight to save bungalows threatened with demolition.

The council held a meeting on Tuesday night with 42 residents of Highover Road and Campfield Way whose pre-fabricated bungalows North Herts Homes wants to knock down.

The housing association says the buildings cannot be modernised or repaired cost effectively, but LGCC is not happy with the plans.

It feels that work could be done on the bungalows as it has been on similar properties in other parts of the country.

Ted Bocking, the council's clerk, said: "The council in particular was concerned at proposals to redevelop what has recently been designated a conservation area."

The council is also worried about the effect the demolition would have on residents, many of whom are elderly or disabled.

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It has pledged to write to North Herts Homes to register its objections and is also going to write to English Heritage to ask it to consider making the bungalows listed buildings.