Plans to tear down another ‘unsafe’ tower block for future redevelopment have been submitted.

Milton Keynes Council has submitted a ‘prior approval’ application for The Gables, St George’s Way, Wolverton.

Plans outline ‘the demolition of The Gables, a nine-storey block of 59 flats’.

Bucks Free Press:

The Gables

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“The building is no longer deemed safe and not deemed to be viable for refurbishment,” a council document states.

It adds: “Milton Keynes Council’s intention is to retain the site within the council portfolio and to redevelop it, but this redevelopment plan has not been progressed substantively.”

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The Gables was built in the 1960s.

Works are scheduled to begin in November, with a completion date of January 2022.

MK Council has also outlined plans to tear down Mellish Court, in Bletchley, for similar reasons.

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