|Cllr Muir at demolished Moffett's|
Moffets’ Building has long been a blot on the landscape in Holywood, gradually falling into disrepair until its current awful state. A number of people raised the state of the building with me and directly to Council officers.
In response North Down Borough Council took strong action and served a notice against the owner, requiring him to demolish or re-instate the property. It seems that rather can carrying out significant works which would have included removal of vegetation from the building, re-instating the roof, repairing or replacing brickwork, repairing window sills and repairing or replacing any damaged window openings and doors the owner opted for demolition.
|Old Moffett's Building, picture from Google Streetview|
The application was approved on 17/7/07. The approval is valid for five years and expires on 17/7/12.
My next focus will be to ascertain when building work will commence in order to ensure we are not left with a empty plot of land for years.