Plans to demolish 16 garages in East Northants village due to anti-social behaviour and repair costs

And there are no plans to replace them if the demolition goes ahead

By Stephanie Weaver
Wednesday, 29th July 2020, 4:40 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th July 2020, 4:43 pm
The garages adjacent to Greenbank Terrace in Ringstead
The garages adjacent to Greenbank Terrace in Ringstead

A block of garages could be knocked down due to problems with anti-social behaviour and the cost of repairing them.

The Longhurst Group, a housing group in the Midlands and East of England which provides more than 3,600 homes in East Northants, has applied to demolish 16 garages adjacent to Greenbank Terrace in Ringstead.

Its application says the reason for getting rid of them is due to anti-social behaviour and repair costs.

The Northants Telegraph contacted the Longhurst Group and a spokesman said: “The decision to apply for these garages to be demolished is primarily due to their deteriorating condition.

"The site has stood empty for a significant amount of time and we have no plans to replace them.

“However, we do have garage sites in Ringstead that have recently been refurbished and are currently being used.”

For more details on the plans which will be considered by East Northants Council, click here

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