Former Nelson children's home must be repaired
1:44pm Friday 27th December 2013 in News
A FORMER children’s home in Nelson should be made the subject of a repair notice, councillors were told.
Lancashire County Council sold off the premises in Barkerhouse Road to a private developer in January 2012.
But the property is boarded-up and the roof trusses are exposed.
Planning manager Neil Watson said in a report: “ The building appears to be dilapidated and is visually damaging the amenity of the area.
“We have received complaints regarding its’ condition and have contacted the owner with a view to securing either the improvement to the building or preferably a long term use of the site. We have been informed that the roof was removed as having it on affects the rates paid on it.”
He is recommending that a notice should be served on the owners, under the Building Act, requiring them to improve the building.
The Nelson area committee will rule on the issue on January 6.
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