New owners of Fenland village home say demolishing it will avoid Council Tax obligation

Christchurch: Application to demolish Shrub House

Christchurch: Application to demolish Shrub House - Credit: Archant

NEW owners of a three bedroom Fenland home have asked for permission to demolish it to avoid paying council tax.

Christchurch: Application to demolish Shrub House

Christchurch: Application to demolish Shrub House - Credit: Archant

Their agent told Fenland Council the house – recently for sale for £185,000 in Christchurch- has been empty for a year and is in need of repair.

Lee Bevens said: “The site would benefit from demolition as it is not a particularly attractive property. It does little to enhance the street scene along Church Road.”

He concluded that a “future comprehensive development” of the site would offer a more attractive solution.

Fenland Council has received the application from P J Farms of Padgett’s Road, Christchurch, who bought the two storey home in April.


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Mr Bevens said if the site would be flattened together with out buildings which are “in a poor state of repair”.

He said the current home is unfit for habitation and he has a contractor on stand by reading to demolish it.

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