Anger over Southmead house 'empty for 19 years and in a disgusting state'

Foliage appears to be growing inside the house

A neighbour is calling for the forced purchase of a Southmead house reportedly left empty for 19 years and now “in a disgusting state”.

Rachael Roberts lives next door to the semi-detached home at 86 Ambleside Avenue and believes Bristol City Council should make a compulsory purchase order (CPO).

Foliage appears to be growing inside the three-storey house, and pushing past the net curtain behind the front door’s...
source: Bristol Post

2019-11-19 22:26
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