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First stage of Mayfield House nears completion Over the past four years, local Southfields councillors Paul Mercer and Ted Parton have been working hard to address the problem of a large derelict house on the corner of Mayfield Drive and Park Road – known as Mayfield House. The problem is that having acquired the property, the owners had failed to secure the necessary finance to have it renovated. After numerous meetings with officials, the owners, local residents, property developers and anyone else who may be able to help, Paul and Ted suggested to council offices that it may ultimately be necessary to seek a compulsory purchase order (CPO). The matter was then taken up by Charnwood’s empty homes officer who made contact with the owner and explained the implications of the CPO. It was then agreed that the property would be renovated in three stages. First, the rear annexe would be converted into six two- bedroomed flats and this stage is now nearing completion. The income generated from renting out these flats would then enable half of the main house to be renovated on the same basis.  These that would then be rented out and, finally, the final half of the house would be similarly completed. Throughout the project, Paul and Ted have regularly visited the contractors to ensure that it was progressing – although perhaps not as quickly as they had hoped. (Paul is pictured with one of the owners and Charnwood’s empty homes officer.) “This is that of a long battle”, explained Paul, “but we are now at a stage when something is actually happening and, as a consequence, there have been no more complaints from residents about anti-social behaviour taking place at the site”.
Published and promoted by Paul Mercer, 58A Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HB
FIRST STAGE OF MAYFIELD HOUSE NEARS COMPLETION
Over the past four years, local Southfields councillors Paul Mercer and Ted Parton have been working hard to address the problem of a large derelict house on the corner of Mayfield Drive and Park Road – known as Mayfield House. The problem is that having acquired the property, the owners had failed to secure the necessary finance to have it renovated. After numerous meetings with officials, the owners, local residents, property developers and anyone else who may be able to help, Paul and Ted suggested to council offices that it may ultimately be necessary to seek a compulsory purchase order (CPO). The matter was then taken up by Charnwood’s empty homes officer who made contact with the owner and explained the implications of the CPO. It was then agreed that the property would be renovated in three stages. First, the rear annexe would be converted into six two-bedroomed flats and this stage is now nearing completion. The income generated from renting out these flats would then enable half of the main house to be renovated on the same basis.  These that would then be rented out and, finally, the final half of the house would be similarly completed. Throughout the project, Paul and Ted have regularly visited the contractors to ensure that it was progressing – although perhaps not as quickly as they had hoped. (Paul is pictured with one of the owners and Charnwood’s empty homes officer.) “This is that of a long battle”, explained Paul, “but we are now at a stage when something is actually happening and, as a consequence, there have been no more complaints from residents about anti-social behaviour taking place at the site”.
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