4. Proposed Demolition Works
Please describe the building(s) to be demolished
The building to be demolished is a detached residential dormer bungalow with integrated garage.
Please state the reasons why demolition needs to take place
The property has been affected by the ingress of mine gas with excessive concentrations of carbon dioxide (up to 17%) and low oxygen that make the property dangerous to inhabit. Efforts have been made to reduce the ingress of carbon dioxide but they have not reduced concentrations to a satisfactory level and so the building needs to be demolished.
Today we took a small detour to take a look at this property because we know the area well. Years ago we knew the people who lived there, although they moved away long before this problem cropped up. It was a bungalow which has now been demolished.
The site is fenced off and what look like two large vents have been installed, presumably to allow the gas to escape. Not a common problem fortunately.