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Thursday, 4 March 2021

Residents’ concern after Victorian house in West Bridgford ‘disappeared’ during lockdown

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Residents are surprised after the home in Bridgford Road ‘disappeared’ during the Coronavrius lockdown.

The large family home, described as one of the best examples of Victorian homes in the town, had planning consent for various extensions and changes to the layout.

But as far as the council is aware there was never an application for demolition.

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A local resident who lives on Bridgford Road told The Wire:

‘This was one of the finest Victorian homes in West Bridgford.

‘It was fully restored by the previous owners and sold for just under one million pounds a couple of years ago. Pictures of the interior can be found on Rightmove and other sites.

‘The new owner applied for planning permission to Rushcliffe Borough Council to upgrade certain parts of the grounds. Work started and part of the roof was removed. Worked stopped on site in about March, with the roof still exposed. Work re-started just over a week ago. On Saturday last I walked by the site and the building had disappeared – it had been demolished.’

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A Rushcliffe Borough Council spokesperson said: “Enforcement officers from our Planning Team will now investigate the situation and the work which has been undertaken to date.”