Plans to demolish remaining Flint Maisonettes submitted


Owen Evans

PLANS to demolish the remaining homes on a housing estate have been lodged by Flintshire Council.
Two planning applications have been submitted by the local authority, which would ensure bulldozers could flatten what remains of the Flint Maisonettes.
One application is for the demolition of flats one to 24 Mumforth Walk, flats one to 12 Perrins Walk and flats one to 12 Swan Walk. 
The second would see the demolition of flats one to 22 Earls Lea and of flats one to 20 Feather Lea.
Some flats have already been demolished as part of a multi-million pound project to transform the site.
Last week Flintshire Council started preparation for the demolition of the Coleshill Lea maisonettes and garages.
Cllr Helen Brown, Flintshire Council’s cabinet member for housing, previously said: “These are really exciting times for the residents of Flint and we are very pleased that preparations for the demolition of Coleshill Lea are moving ahead so quickly.
“The tenants and residents have been remarkable and I would like to thank them for their co-operation and the way they have worked with us, which has helped us to reach this point earlier than expected.”
Contractor J. Freeley Limited has been appointed to carry out works on Coleshill Lea. The site will be secure and closed off to the public, with measures in place to keep noise and dust to a minimum.
The 241 maisonettes fell into a state of disrepair, with residents complaining of damp, leaking windows and cracking walls. They will be replaced with new social housing comprising one-bed and two-bed flats and apartments, to be available to rent and part-buy.
A target decision date for a decision on the new planning applications has been set at August 30.

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