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Livingston Residents refuse to sell the final ten homes in a 240-house 'ghost-town' estate


Added 09-10-19 07:36:02pm EST - “The other 230 properties on the Deans South estate (pictured) in Livingston, West Lothian, have slowly emptied since 2004, leaving the streets and parks deserted.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Residents refuse to sell final houses in 240-home 'ghost-town' estate”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A housing estate earmarked for demolition 15 years ago has become a 'ghost town' as residents of the final ten properties refuse to sell up.

The other 230 properties on the Deans South estate in Livingston, West Lothian, have slowly emptied since 2004, leaving the streets and parks deserted.

The handful of residents clinging on have refused to sell up to West Lothian Council, insisting that they are not being offered enough cash for their homes. 

The 15-year wrangle began when it was found that the homes were built with aerated concrete known as Siporex, which is considered to be inadequate for heavy loads.

Two empty houses were torn apart to establish whether the concrete had been used, before all 240 homes were condemned.

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