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Home of 50 years set to become demolished for a CYCLE JOURNEY as couple tell of his or her horror

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A house of 50 years is set to be bull dozed to make way for a new period path. 

Lesley Austin’s council-owned home on Carmel Road North in Darlington, County Durham, has located three different generations.

But it is set to be razed if Darlington Borough Authorities approves plans to redevelop the A68 in the close by Cockerton area.

A family have told of their horror after learning their home of almost half a century is set to be demolished to make way for a new cycle path

A family have told of their horror after learning their home of almost half a century is set to be demolished to make way for a new cycle path

A household have told of their scary after learning their home of just about half a century is set to be bull dozed to make way for a new period path

Mrs Austin, 47, claimed her husband Richie, 42 tommers skærm, and two children realised their house would be demolished when it possessed vanished from an artist’s feeling image of the council’s strategies released this week.

The perceived losing their home is ‘taking a huge toll’ on the household but the defiant residents currently have vowed to ‘fight dental and nail’ to keep it.

‘I really don’t grasp why demolishing a house and changing the street is going to make any difference,’ Mrs Austin said.

‘I’m not moving at my very own free will here. It is big, quirky old household and I’m going to have to get gone things that mean a lot to everyone.

‘I don’t want to suffer the loss and I will fight dental and nail to keep it yet I think it’s a case of the usb ports already being passed and they are just waiting for funding.’

Mrs Austin said neighbours possessed heard rumours about the strategies for around two years but was nonetheless shocked when the council ploughed ahead and released it has the controversial proposal.

She claimed: ‘It was hard any time my friend sent me a screenshot of the artist’s impression. Promoted rattled me because it is the first time we had seen your house not on the corner.’

The council-owned home on Carmel Road North in Darlington, County Durham, has been a part of Lesley Austin's family for 49 years

The council-owned home on Carmel Road North in Darlington, County Durham, has been a part of Lesley Austin's family for 49 years

The council-owned home on Carmel Road North in Darlington, County Durham, has been a a part of Lesley Austin’s family intended for 49 years

It is set to be razed if Darlington Borough Council approves plans to redevelop the A68 in the nearby Cockerton area

It is set to be razed if Darlington Borough Council approves plans to redevelop the A68 in the nearby Cockerton area

It is set to be razed if Darlington Borough Authorities approves plans to redevelop the A68 in the close by Cockerton area

The plans would likely see the redesign of the current mini roundabouts on the particular A68 in Cockerton and at the western end of Natrual enviroment Road, as well as the nearby roundabout linking Woodland Road together with Carmel Road North in addition to Staindrop Road.

But the particular Austin family say the path redevelopment is not needed.

‘We never have a backlog connected with traffic at all unless there is an accident. We purposely wait in the garden now to watch that and it flows,’ Mrs Austin said.

‘There is not a need for this and people are usually of the same opinion: it’s not going to make a difference.

‘The actual problem is Western Auckland Road. I’ve were living here long enough now to recognize when there’s an accident for the motorway because the traffic adjustments.’

Mrs Austin, a private health-related assistant, said the house’s convenient location means she could walk to work in minutes – but that would stop if she had to leave.

She added: ‘The council are trying to send us to the other end of town with the houses they’ve offered.

‘We could have left this property years ago but we choose to live in this area.

It’s close to work for me, close to the roads.

‘I don’t want to move out of the area. The kids struggle with not knowing about the future.

The plans would see the redesign of the existing mini roundabouts on the A68 in Cockerton

The plans would see the redesign of the existing mini roundabouts on the A68 in Cockerton

The plans would see the redesign of the existing mini roundabouts on the A68 in Cockerton

‘It has and it is taking a huge toll on all four of us in different ways.’

For now, the family are bracing themselves for the day the bad news arrives.

‘I am part boxed up and ready to move,’ Mrs Austin said. ‘I have had to derapidhome my home. It’s not a home anymore it’s a house.’

Darlington Council said a number of ‘suitable’ alternative council homes have been offered to the Austin family.

Councillor Andy Keir, cabinet member for local services, said: ‘While these proposals are at an early stage we have already had a number of meetings and discussions with the tenant of the council-owned (property).

‘The decision to demolish a residential building is never taken lightly but the constraints on space available in this area mean that in the event that the proposed designs do go ahead, it will be necessary on this occasion.

‘We are mindful that the tenant is being asked to vacate their long-term home, however a number of suitable alternatives have been offered – discussions which were initially progressing positively.

‘We are committed to working with the tenant in a positive manner. The wider public consultation is open until February 11 and I would likely encourage anyone who has the view for you to email [email protected] kingdom.’

Source: Daily Mail

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