Developers face fight in house plan

DEVELOPERS could face a fight in an attempt to demolish a Sandy landmark. McCann Homes have put in a planning application to demolish Magnolia House in the Market Square. But conservationists at Mid Beds Council are objecting to the 200-year-old building

DEVELOPERS could face a fight in an attempt to demolish a Sandy landmark.

McCann Homes have put in a planning application to demolish Magnolia House in the Market Square.

But conservationists at Mid Beds Council are objecting to the 200-year-old building being bulldozed.

"It makes a positive contribution to the conservation area in Sandy and also has a chapel," said a member of the council's conservation team. Sandy has a lot of heritage and demolishing Magnolia House would erode that. The house can be repaired but at a cost which developers may not want to pay. We would like to save the house."


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The planning application to demolish Magnolia House is expected to be heard by the council soon.

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