Empty and “disgusting” for a decade, new homes and jobs to replace UK factory site

Angry local residents have long called for action to tackle the “disgusting” mess and noise made by seagulls roosting at a derelict factory in Dovercourt, Essex, England.

Residents in Dockfield Avenue want the former Delfords warehouse to be demolished or made more secure after years of problems, including children climbing on the roof of the building.

The former Delfords factory site has been left derelict and unused for almost ten years. Councillors and residents in nearby Dockfield Avenue have been left to contend with vandalism, arson and mess caused by roosting seagulls in the empty buildings.

Giles Watling, cabinet member for planning and regeneration, said it will bring the under-utilised employment area back into commercial use. “The Delfords site has been an eyesore for some time. It’s great that works can now take place to regenerate the site,” he said.

See article about plan approval by James Dwan in the Daily Gazette.

See article about proposed plan in the Maldon and Burnham Standard.

See article about citizens’ demand for action in the Clacton Gazette + photo credit.

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