Homemead Flats Demolished

One of the less attractive aspects of Barnard Road was removed when the Homemead Flats were demolished this year. Built around thirty years ago, they were constructed by the much criticised system-style, using pre-fabricated concrete sections. More functional than elegant, these homes were judged to be below the standard required in the 1990s. Chelmsford Borough Council’s plans to move out the residents and turn over the accommodation to mature students pending a final decision was attacked by Councillor Ray Thorne, who urged that the ‘Colditz’ type concrete blocks be demolished without further delay. The traditional brick built homes put up in their place present an altogether more pleasing environment.