Flats work stalled over demolition of garages

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Plans to revamp ageing council blocks of flats have been put back following residents’ concerns over the proposed demolition of garages.

Wellingborough Homes’ improvement project for Diana House and Sylvanus House in Kilnway and Minerva Way, Wellingborough, hit a stumbling block after residents raised concerns over plans to replace garages with an open-plan parking area.

The area has previously been blighted by car crime and anti-social behaviour, and garage owners said they would be concerned about leaving their cars outside.

Wellingborough Council deferred the application in order for the garages issue to be resolved.