Providing places to live for Scunthorpe homeless people will involve demolishing buildings in a conservation area, but do you think they are worth saving?
Plans have been announced to provide homes for some of the "single homeless" people in Scunthorpe - but buildings in a conservation area will have to come down to make that possible.
The properties pictured here in the Crosby area of Scunthorpe which are now threatened with demolition are in a protected section of the town as far as development is concerned.
So North Lincolnshire Council planners must decide whether the existing buildings should be preserved.
A company would like to build 11 single-bed apartments and five single-bed bungalows together "with a support office for homeless
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An application has just been lodged for demolition of a pair of semi-detached houses and a pair of semi-detached bungalows - Nos 2, 4, 6, 8 Old Crosby - together with associated outbuildings and garages to the rear.
Consent is being sought by Home Group Developments Ltd.
The application explains three of the properties have remained unoccupied for several years and are derelict, while No 8 is currently occupied but the owner is "keen to sell."
It says the site represents an opportunity to create an attractive development in a prominent location of the conservation area - "replacing an existing eyesore."
But these properties are within a conservation area - something defined by the council as having "special character and quality."
The Old Crosby conservation area was designated in 1976 by the former Scunthorpe Borough Council.
Old Crosby was one of the five agricultural villages which, as a result of the success of the iron and steel industry in the 19th century, became amalgamated to form modern Scunthorpe.
The conservation area covers the area between Frodingham Road and Normanby Road, occupied historically by the village of Crosby.
The road layout, and nine of the late 18th and early 19th century cottages and two small stone sheds of the old village, form the core of the conservation area.
The rest of the village was redeveloped as part of the housing expansion of Scunthorpe at the end of the 19th century and into the 20th century.
Also included in the Old Crosby Conservation Area are late Victorian semi-detached houses, Edwardian terraces houses, a public house of 1912, late 20th century houses, and a Sikh temple.
The proposed development site is near to the old Grosvenor Hotel, but that building does not form part of the application.
North Lincolnshire Council says it will accept comments on this application until March 7.
What do you think? Should the council agree to demolition in the Old Crosby Conservation Area or not? email@example.com