September 30th, 2016

Bromsgrove homeless hostel faces demolition

Bromsgrove homeless hostel faces demolition Bromsgrove homeless hostel faces demolition
Updated: 3:47 pm, Feb 04, 2016

PLANS to sell Bromsgrove’s former council house and surrounding land will mean the demolition of a homeless hostel in the area.

Councillors at the district cabinet meeting on Wednesday (February 4) discussed options for replacing the facility, which houses up to eight households.

The hostel is managed on a day to day basis by Bromsgrove District Housing Trust.

Officers from BDHT and the Council’s Strategic Housing service have met to discuss best options for replacement accommodation.

A spokesperson for Bromsgrove District Council said: “Helping people to live in their local area is one of our strategic purposes.

“We look forward to working with BDHT on future solutions which will meet local needs.”

BDHT chief executive, Mike Brown said: “Burcot Lodge provided a temporary solution for homeless people in the district through emergency accommodation.

“It is part of Bromsgrove District Council’s strategic plan to sell the now redundant site which includes the land on which Burcot Lodge is located.”

He added the trust was pleased to be working with the district council to provide an alternative hostel which would need to be similar in size.

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