Former Nelson children's home must be repaired

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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2:25pm Fri 27 Dec 13

phil kernot says...

We have been informed the roof was removed as its effects the rates , so if you don't want to pay council tax or into the system , just do what thay do in third world country's take the roof off and ignore , letters and pretend the owner is abroad ,,
We have been informed the roof was removed as its effects the rates , so if you don't want to pay council tax or into the system , just do what thay do in third world country's take the roof off and ignore , letters and pretend the owner is abroad ,, phil kernot

9:44am Sun 29 Dec 13

Izanears says...

It would have been interesting to know who the owners were!
It would have been interesting to know who the owners were! Izanears

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