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For many years this a neglected corner of Hall Green on the Stratford Road has been an eyesore, attracting vandalism. This website first raised the issue in 2012 but the buildings appear to have been ignored by the ‘clean, green and safe directorate. Powers of compulsory purchase were not exercised.

waitrose-estates-pngTheir next-door neighbour, a Waitrose store, offered to buy these properties several times in order to renovate the buildings, and make good use of the site.However, the owner is said to be in Saudi Arabia and cannot be contacted. The buildings continued to deteriorate.

All credit to Waitrose who decided to reboard the buildings and transform their disreputable neighbour.

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Waitrose 10 – council 0

 

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