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●● ON a story about de­vel­op­ers want­ing to de­mol­ish the 17th Cen­tury farm­house on Bir­tles Road to make way for 18 homes. Katy Gra­ham: “Even if some­body did it up, you would end up with one very ex­pen­sive home. What we need is lots of af­ford­able homes. Isn’t it bet­ter to make use of this site and other brown field sites than to build on the green belt?” Erika Groen­eveld: “Well if no one does any­thing with it (and it doesn’t look like that) it’s only go­ing to fall apart by it­self, isn’t it? Can’t have it both ways. Ei­ther save it, or do some­thing use­ful with it. In the broader pic­ture: if all the derelict ar­eas were used to their po­ten­tial there wouldn’t need to be any bick­er­ing about green belts and such.” Si­mon Hard­ware: “It’s called progress. Any build­ing left empty for more than five years should be given back to the lo­cal authority for af­ford­able hous­ing

●● The 17th cen­tury farm­house fac­ing de­mo­li­tion pro­jects. Ei­ther use your prop­erty or lose the prop­erty.”

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