Bulldozers planned for Gascoigne estate

PLANS are underway to demolish hundreds of homes on the Gascoigne Estate, in the hope it will shed the area of its crime ridden image. Around 200 flats could be brought to the ground during the first phase of a 15-year regeneration project, according to a

PLANS are underway to demolish hundreds of homes on the Gascoigne Estate, in the hope it will shed the area of its crime ridden image.

Around 200 flats could be brought to the ground during the first phase of a 15-year regeneration project, according to a council proposal.

In their place a variety of houses of differentsizes would be built.

The plans, which went before Executive members at a meeting last night (Tuesday), can only go ahead if the authority secures �20m funding.


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The council believes the face-lift would help reduce the estate's crime levels, among the worst in the country.

If given the go-ahead work would begin in two years and will focus on the northern end of the estate, as well the Kingsbridge site to the south.

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When that is finished, after around five years, the programme will move to other parts of the estate. For more details see next week's POST.

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