Derelict eyesore demolished to make way for extra care housing in Northumberland town

A long-standing eyesore in a Northumberland town has been demolished.

Friday, 11th September 2020, 4:45 pm

The former Engine Shed, which became the site of an old J T Dove factory in Spittal, Berwick, has been standing derelict for years.

Planning permission was granted by Northumberland County Council in July to turn the site in to extra care housing provided by Abbeyfield Care.

A three-storey development is planned comprising 52 units and eight bungalows for residents over the age of 55.

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The former Engine Shed in Spittal has been demolished.

Cllr Georgina Hill, member for Berwick East on Northumberland County Councillor, said “This is something I have been championing since I was elected in 2017. I am delighted to see the end of this blight on the landscape.

“Given the site will now be used for something so much needed like extra care housing - this is a major ‘win, win’ for the area.”

The eyesore had been particularly prominent from the nearby Highcliffe and Eastcliffe housing estates.

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The former Engine Shed in Spittal has been demolished to make way for extra care housing.

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The building prior to demolition.