A recent court case between Nottingham City Council and Sneinton Market Developments has brought back into light the problem of rundown buildings around the city.
Nottingham City Council is taking legal action against the Sneinton Market Developments, who own buildings on Lower Parliament Street (149-169), to force a clean up of land and old buildings.
Plans to demolish the ‘rundown’ shops were made last year. The council says it has worked on the problem for a decade, claiming drug users and street drinkers are attracted to the buildings. This case has highlighted the many other buildings across Nottingham in need of repair.
Neville Stankley, principal lecturer in Heritage Management and Public History at Nottingham Trent University said ” They are some buildings that are very important for us to try and preserve and develop and keep in use.” However argued that at the same time Nottingham has “to be a living city,it has to move on and be modern.”
A derelict building on Alfreton Road is another site considered to be one of Nottingham’s ‘eyesores.’
Nottingham residents were quick to pick up on sites they pass everyday as ‘eyesores’ and in need of renovation.
Flats in Sneinton were thought by one local to be left in a state with no mention of work being done to it. Others thought it was nothing to worry about.
Behind BroadMARSH, it literally looks like a dump, At the moment it looks like no-one’s taking care of it.
Nottingham residents say what areas they think are ‘rundown.’
Members of the public then offered a solution to the issue with reasons of investing into them or using them as sites to provide help or shelter to others.
Locals say what to do with these broken-down buildings.