Multi-million pound Crosby homes demolition scheme facing delays
The latest phase of demolition work as part of the multi-million-pound Advance Crosby project has been delayed until the new year.
A block of 15 houses on Gurnell Street Scunthorpe, will be knocked down to make way for 25 new properties, to be built by the end of 2014.
The work had been due to start in September but has been put back because of tendering issues.
The demolitions form part of the wider £17 million project, which aims to eventually replace 100 houses with 222 new, modern properties.
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The North Lincolnshire Council scheme, in partnership with the Guinness Northern Counties housing association, also includes a range of community facilities.
Councillor John Briggs, the council's cabinet member for asset management, culture and housing, said: "We were let down by a demolition contractor and we have now had to go to the second one on the list. We will start removing services from the houses and checking we are clear and we are talking about demolition during January.
"These proposals have taken a long time to develop, now I believe we are finally about to make progress.
"In addition, Guinness Northern Counties housing association's commitment to build 25 new houses on the site soon is welcome news.
"The fact that the new homes are to be funded from a Government grant ensures these must be delivered by December 2014 at
"We can now move forward with this important project."
The project will also include a new play and sports area for Scunthorpe Church of England Primary School.
Mr Briggs said: "It is excellent news that we are able to increase the play area at Scunthorpe Church of England School.
"The school has managed for all these years and now they have got this opportunity, which is brilliant."
Jennie Fullwood, head teacher at the school, said: "An increase in facilities for the benefit of the children of this school is fantastic news.
"It is great news for the children and for the community."
A masterplan was drawn up in 2007 and homes on West Street, Teale Street and Gurnell Street have already been demolished.
Crosby resident Tony Knight, of Mulgrave Street, said: "It is nice to hear they are going to do something by 2014 but seeing is believing. If we could only see something happening instead of leaving eyesores, it would be better."
Tim Morton, of Guinness Northern Counties, confirmed the demolitions were due to take place in January. He said: "We are looking to provide around 25 new, affordable homes and flats on the site.
"Subject to planning approval, our plans to have completed these by the end of 2014 are still on course."