Fire-hit Hull church set for demolition?

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Published: Wednesday 3rd June 2015 by The News Editor

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A fire-ravaged Hull chapel will soon be demolished if its owners get their way.

The Grade II-listed George Lamb Memorial Chapel was badly damaged in the blaze on April 15. Nearly 40 firefighters fought the Lambert Street fire.

Now Lambert Properties, the disused church’s owners, are asking Hull City Council’s officials if they will take it down. The council is yet to adjudicate on last month’s planning application.

The chapel has been on an at-risk list for the past 16 years and the local authority was looking at acquiring the building.

Hull’s council officials said they had received a formal application for permission to totally demolish the building. They said that no comment would be made on any possible decision at the moment.

The authority agreed in February to take steps to compulsorily purchase the whole site under redevelopment plans.

Humberside firefighters investigators are still looking into how the huge blaze started.

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Published: Wednesday 3rd June 2015 by The News Editor

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