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130 homes set to be replaced by just 65.


CONTROVERSIAL plans to demolish de·mol·ish  
tr.v. de·mol·ished, de·mol·ish·ing, de·mol·ish·es
1. To tear down completely; raze.

2. To do away with completely; put an end to.

 a housing estate in Coventry moved a step closer this week when developers lodged a formal application with the city council.

Lovell Partnerships has revealed plans to bulldoze bull·doze  
v. bull·dozed, bull·doz·ing, bull·dozes
1. To clear, dig up, or move with a bulldozer.

2. To treat in an abusive manner; bully.

 130 houses on the Pridmore estate in Foleshill as part of a pounds 6 million regeneration Regeneration (biology)

The process by which an animal restores a lost part of its body. Broadly defined, the term can include wound healing, tissue repair, and many kinds of restorative activities.

The properties are in the Kingfield Road, Pridmore Road, Maycock Road and Guild guild

Association of craftsmen or merchants formed for mutual aid and for the advancement of their professional interests. Guilds flourished in Europe between the 11th and 16th century and were of two types: merchant guilds, including all the merchants of a particular town
 Road areas.

Lovell Partnerships wants to build 65 two-bedroom to six-bedroom homes - 35 of which will be for rent - a corner shop, a community centre and a park.

Earlier this year Coventry City Council agreed it would foot a pounds 500,000 bill for a city-based housing association to demolish 130 privately-owned properties on the estate, and to re-home Whitefriars tenants.

The scheme met with mixed reactions from councillors, and from residents and businesses on the estate.

But council leader Nick Nolan believed the scheme would be good for the long-term future of the area.

He said: "People on the Pridmore estate need as good housing as everyone else in the city. What we are trying to do is to resurrect the area. People have made their homes there and obviously are very fond of their homes, but it is time to move on."

The regeneration, which began in 2001, is expected to take four years. Housing bosses decided on the radical move because crime levels on the estate were high. And they said it became more and more difficult to let homes in the area.

Anyone who wants to put forward objections to the plan is asked to phone the city council secretary on 024 7683 3237.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jul 15, 2002
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