VIDEO: Demolition work at Pleasley Hill housing development

DEMOLITION of terraced houses on a key gateway to Mansfield is nearing completion after the council finally re-located all of the residents.

Nearly 200 properties are being pulled down to make way for a modern housing complex at Pleasley Hill, off Chesterfield Road North.

Pleasley Hill demolition site.

Pleasley Hill demolition site.

Houses set back from the main road and one of two blocks of properties have now been knocked down.

It has taken the council more than a year to vacate all of the homes with the last remaining tenants being re-located this month.

Developers Westbury Partnership were chosen to build 150 modern homes at the site which will help meet the council’s affordable hosing needs.

Coun Derek Evans, portfolio holder for housing and regeneration said the site will be completely cleared early in the new year with some homes built by August.