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Derelict Homes In Elsecar Set To Be Demolished

Tuesday February 19 2013

Michael Dugher MP Michael Dugher MP

DERELICT homes in Elsecar could be pulled down before the start of April.

Demolitions are planned before the end of the financial year but this was dependent on the availability of a contractor, according to the office of MP Michael Dugher.

Gas and electricity to the four homes in Welland Crescent was cut off last week, and water supplies would cease by the end of this week.

Mr Dugher - an Elsecar resident - welcomed the progress.

"I have been campaigning for months now with local residents and councillors to say enough is enough. I am happy that Barnsley Council is now ready to take the final step of hiring a contractor to demolish the properties."

The semi-detached properties were taken over by the council through compulsory purchase after owners refused to sell. They've since been set on fire, had their windows smashed and been vandalised.

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Reply Posted by kerry crossland on Tuesday February 19 2013 at 10:47
about bloody time, i am a resident on welland crescent, and its ridiculous that nothing has been done before now.

Reply Posted by MICK on Saturday February 23 2013 at 11:51
BMBC and the government what to look at the slum housing in many parts of the district and demolish them and rebuild new up to date housing with proper insulation .

Reply Posted by andrew wood on Thursday May 9 2013 at 21:50
The whole of the Welland Crescent area should be compulsary purchased, demolished and sold to a private contractor for the build of new houses. The pre-fab houses are well out of touch with the surrounding area and some of the famillies on there are bringing the whole of elsecar down with them.