St Ives residents facing eviction continue fight

Langley Close, St Ives, residents Face Eviction, Kathleen Jolley, Margaret McDermott, Kathleen Green

Langley Close, St Ives, residents Face Eviction, Kathleen Jolley, Margaret McDermott, Kathleen Green, Joy Brooks, Daphne Gifford, Terry Hemington, Anne-Marie Keene, and Tony Parker. - Credit: Archant

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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