Terrace homes in Cumbria face being demolished

More than 100 homes are to be knocked down after residents in a Cumbrian town withdrew their objections.

Barrow Borough Council is to spend about £12m on removing 113 ageing terraced properties in the Arthur Street and Sutherland Street areas.

Some long-time residents had objected to moving and opposed compulsory purchase orders of their homes.

But they have now withdrawn their objections and demolition will begin in July to make way for new homes.

The old-style terraced properties - originally built for shipyard workers - will now be replaced with more modern dwellings, council leader Jack Richardson said.

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