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Woodtop school in Burnley could be demolished

Lancashire Telegraph: Woodtop school in Burnley could be demolished Woodtop school in Burnley could be demolished

COUNCIL bosses have confirmed that a former school, and two 19th-century villas next door, could make way for a regeneration scheme.

The former Woodtop School, in Burnley, could be wholly, or partly, demolished as part of the redevelopment of the Accrington Road corridor.

Plans have already been endorsed to demolish 185 and 187 Accrington Road, known as Claremont Villas, which date back to 1871.

Meanwhile, fresh plans have also been lodged with the borough council to redevelop the former Woodtop Mill.

In 2010, planning permission was granted for a housing and employment development on the site, but developers claim there has been no interest in such a scheme. Plans have now been unveiled for 25 properties at the old mill, bounded by Villiers Street, Brush Street, and vacant land. The two, three and four-bedroom homes would be constructed once the final mill buildings are cleared.

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4:30pm Wed 7 May 14

Laanizare says...

Nice photo... working at height regulations anybody? Anybody?
Nice photo... working at height regulations anybody? Anybody? Laanizare
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1:41pm Thu 8 May 14

sean_brfc says...

Why demolish Claremont villas? They're the best houses on the street.
Why demolish Claremont villas? They're the best houses on the street. sean_brfc
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11:43pm Thu 8 May 14

Lancs_Lad says...

One of the villas was recently for sale on Rightmove offers in excess of £45K (http://www.rightmov
e.co.uk/property-for
-sale/property-29407
053.html), the blurb says it had a 'recent council investment of £80K'!

So, Burnley Borough Council have spent £80K on it, and then they sell it for £45K so that it can be demolished and some soulless boxes built? You just couldn't make it up.

Definitely something funny going on at our corrupt and inept council! Brown envelopes flying around anyone?
One of the villas was recently for sale on Rightmove offers in excess of £45K (http://www.rightmov e.co.uk/property-for -sale/property-29407 053.html), the blurb says it had a 'recent council investment of £80K'! So, Burnley Borough Council have spent £80K on it, and then they sell it for £45K so that it can be demolished and some soulless boxes built? You just couldn't make it up. Definitely something funny going on at our corrupt and inept council! Brown envelopes flying around anyone? Lancs_Lad
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