Homes on Harlow estates are set to be demolished

More than 200 homes are set to be demolished in Harlow under plans to regenerate three housing estates.

The homes in Staple Tye are to be demolished as Harlow Council redevelops the central part of The Briars, Copshall Close and Aylets Field.

Some 218 bungalows will be knocked down in small groups from 2013 and replacement homes built.

The council said the homes would be in a new layout and would have improved open spaces.

The approach will mean many residents will be able to move straight from their current home to their new one.

'Badly designed'

An initial demolition notice for 205 council-owned bungalows at The Briars, Copshall Close and Aylets Field is due to be sent out to council tenants.

Sheila Crowley, who has lived in the area for 39 years, said: "I can only say there's nothing wrong with my bungalow, anyway.

"Some of them have got problems but we haven't got any with this.

"All I could have said was it was badly designed from the beginning because you don't see people, but I love this little bungalow now and I'm very happy here and I would be happy to spend the rest of my life here."

Thirteen privately-owned homes on the estates are also earmarked for demolition.

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