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Initial Demolition Notice

18 March 2021 : Public notices

Under Schedule 5A of the Housing Act 1985 as amended by the Housing Act 2004

Under Schedule 5A of the Housing Act 1985 as inserted by Clause 182 of the Housing Act 2004 and amended by the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

This Notice is given by Somerset West and Taunton Council of Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton TA1 1HE (‘SWT’)

SWT is required by Schedule 5A of the Housing Act 1985 to publish the following information:

1. SWT intends to demolish the following properties:

  • 1 Durham Place, Taunton, TA2 7LF
  • 3 – 11 inclusive Durham Place, Taunton, TA2 7LF
  • 1 – 12 inclusive Oxford Place, Taunton, TA2 7LG
  • 1 – 6 inclusive Hereford Drive, Taunton, TA2 7JX
  • 8 - 9a inclusive Hereford Drive, TA2 7JX
  • 10 – 13b inclusive Hereford Drive, TA2 7JX
  • 15 - 31 inclusive Hereford Drive, Taunton, TA2 7JX
  • 1, 1a, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, Rochester Road, Taunton, TA2 7JZ
  • 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25 Rochester Road, Taunton, TA2 7LA
  • 27, 31, 33, 35, 37 Rochester Road, Taunton, TA2 7LB
  • 1 - 7 inclusive Southampton Row, Taunton, TA2 7JY
  • 10, 10a, 12, 14, 16, 18 Dorchester Road, Taunton, TA2 7JP
  • 20, 22, 24, 26 Dorchester Road, Taunton, TA2 7JR
  • 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40 and 42 Dorchester Road, Taunton, TA2 7JS
  • 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23 25, 27, 29 and 31 Ludlow Avenue, Taunton, TA2 7LH
  • 1 – 16 inclusive Dover Road, Taunton, TA2 7JT (“the Relevant Properties”)

2. The demolition of the Relevant Properties is necessary for the regeneration and redevelopment of the North Taunton Woolaway Project (land located between Dorchester Road and Lyngford Lane, Taunton).

3. SWT intends to demolish the Relevant Properties by 18 March 2028.

4. SWT will be serving Initial Demolition Notices upon the tenants of the Relevant Properties. These Notices will cease to be in force from and including 17 March 2028.

5. Whilst the Initial Demolition Notice remains in force SWT will not be under an obligation to make such a grant as is mentioned in Section 138(1) of the Housing Act 1985 in respect of any claim to exercise the Right to Buy in respect of any of the Relevant Properties.

6. There may be a right to compensation under Section 138C of the Housing Act 1985 in respect of certain expenditure incurred in relation to any existing Right to Buy claim in respect of any of the Relevant Properties.

If you have any queries regarding this notice please contact:

By post: Jane Windebank, Development Manager (Regeneration),

The Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton, TA1 1HE

By telephone: 01823 219520

By email: j.windebank@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk