Residents facing eviction to make way for a £7million extra-care facility will tonight continue their fight to stay in their homes tonight.

More than 50 residents of Langley Court have signed a petition opposing Luminus’s plans to demolish the existing facility of 57 homes and replace it with a flagship extra-care facility of 55 flats.

Thea Johnson, 86, who lives in Langley Court, will present the petition to a full council meeting at 7pm. Huntingdonshire District Council is seen as key to stopping the plans because it can refuse planning permission and/or decline to give Luminus a £5million loan to help fund the development.

Previously, Councillor Jason Ablewhite, HDC executive leader, has told The Hunts Post that the council had not agreed a loan with Luminus.

Cllr Ken Churchill has tabled a motion calling for HDC’s cabinet to withdraw financial support and explore other ways to provide extra-care services.

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