Green light for town to demolish “eyesore”

Union Street Chapel EMN-141209-070104001
Union Street Chapel EMN-141209-070104001
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A plan to demolish an “eyesore and replace it with six three bedroom homes has been backed by Market Rasen Town Council.

The former Methodist Hall in Union Street was built in 1861, but has not been used as a place of worship since 1962 and in recent years has fallen into serve disrepair.

The town council’s planning committee chairman Coun Margaret Lakin Whitworth said: “I have no objections. It is an eyesore and it is already falling down.”

Coun Ken Bridger said: “It is the brownest of brownfield sites.”

Councillors heard it 
was in a conservation area and the cost of restoring the building would be astronomical.

Mayor John Mathews added: “Lindum Property Services looked at it a year ago and their structural chap said it was not even worth considering.”

A planning application for three new homes for the site has already been approved, so there will be nine in total. WLDC will have the final say.