End of an era for Tarran bungalows

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Work to clear post-war housing to make way for the first new council homes to be built in a generation in North East Derbyshire is set to begin next month.

In the scheme nearly 100 council-owned bungalows known as Tarrans will be demolished in Eckington and Killamarsh.

Planning permission for the £10.5 million scheme has been granted, meaning work to clear the first of the 99 homes can begin in July.

Coun Betty Hill, cabinet member for housing, said: “We are very proud to be leading the creation of new council homes in North East Derbyshire. It represents a huge investment in the future of our communities and is part of our wider commitment to the regeneration of homes across the district.”

Built following the Second World War, the Tarrans now have serious structural problems. The development sites are on Sheffield Road in Killamarsh, and Pitt Street and Pipeyard Lane in Eckington.

The site of the former Woodview House in Eckington will also be included in the development.

Around 130 new homes will be built in total.