Home built in 19th century faces demolition amid fears it may collapse

PUBLISHED: 17:47 19 October 2017

North Somerset Council will have to give planning permission before the buildings can be demolished.

North Somerset Council will have to give planning permission before the buildings can be demolished.

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A 19th century home which is in ‘danger of collapsing’ and a derelict shop could be demolished in Long Ashton.

Westleaze, in Long Ashton Road, faces being pulled down with Ironamber Ltd keen to redevelop the site.

However, to do so, it needs planning permission from North Somerset Council to knock down the house, garage, a shop and outbuildings.

In its planning application, Ironamber says: “It (the house) is in a serious state of structural collapse due to the prolonged neglect by its former owners from 1953 up until January 2017.”

Ironamber wishes to build a new house in its place, but has not revealed any designs at this stage. It says it would be designed sympathetically to keep with the surrounding area, but is not seeking 
planning approval as the scheme is not ready to 
go before planning 

It says the need to demolish the house on safety grounds was too pressing to wait any longer.

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