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Family home of 50 years set to be demolished for a CYCLE PATH as couple tell of their horror


A family have told of their horror after learning their home of almost half a century is set to be demolished to make way for a new cycle path .

The council-owned home on Carmel Road North in Darlington, County Durham, has been a part of Lesley Austin’s family for 49 years, housing three different generations.

But it is set to be razed if Darlington Borough Council approves plans to redevelop the A68 in the nearby Cockerton area.


A family have told of their horror after learning their home of almost half a century is set to be demolished to make way for a new cycle path

Mrs Austin, 47, said her husband Richie, 52, and two children realised their home would be demolished when it had vanished from an artist’s impression image of the council’s plans released this week.

The thought of losing their home is ‘taking a huge toll’ on the family but the defiant residents have vowed to ‘fight tooth and nail’ to keep it.

‘I really don’t grasp why demolishing a house and changing the road…



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