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does anybody know what is happening with this building , it really has become an eyesore , it literally looks like it is going to collapse under its own weight.
Don't know Roy. I walk past it most days and I agree something needs doing with it.
A long time resident who lives very close to the school in question told me on sunday 30th that it is being knocked down in 6 weeks and some houses are going up. Ime not doubting the person but has anybody else heard this ?
PS this is not an Aprils fool joke !!!!!
Have a look in the planning section on the council web site.
Hi ian could you put a link up please i can not find it !!
You have accept the disclaimer (for some reason).
Just put "Heath Road" in to the site address box, no need to fill them all in. There are a couple there for St. Thomas' school but both have been withdrawn.
ive noticed a perimeter fencing has been put up around the school , does this mean its about to be demolished . i do hope so its a complete eyesore...
Went past today they have started on it all the slates are off the roof now so it will not take long to shift it, Hope you took a photo for a before and after post
This is one of my before and after photo's but where is it, don't just shout it out give a clue to give others a chance to look
Think I know Dougie.
Have a look this maybe the last time you see the old school as it stands today,
been a bit of a change with the uploading on here
Remember me uploading the last photo well this is what it looks like today and very nice they look too, photo taken from the same place as the last one
This is what they look like from the other side but as you can not finished yet
great , more houses
Why do you say that I've lived in the Ashton area over 70 years and more than likely the house you now live in was built on green belt land, this is reclaimed land for about 7/8 houses, ? how many were built where you live