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Sheltered flats may be closed (From Durham Times)

TWO sheltered housing units comprising 45 flats are at risk of closure.

Durham County Council says fewer people want to live in Oversteads House, in Ushaw Moor, and Brandon House, in Brandon, the properties have poor access and repairing them would be costly.

More than £1.5m would have to be spent to bring all 45 up to standard, a spokeswoman said – more than £33,000 per flat.

The council’s cabinet will be asked to close the two schemes at a County Hall meeting on Tuesday.

Oversteads House, built in 1972, includes 18 bedsits, eight one-bedroom flats, two two-bedroom flats and one three-bedroom flat.

via Sheltered flats may be closed (From Durham Times).

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