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Goole homes demolition work completed

Demolition work in Goole
Image caption The council said it hoped the plan would reduce crime and vandalism

The demolition of a dilapidated Goole street plagued by crime and anti-social behaviour has been completed.

More than 100 terraced houses on Phoenix Street will be replaced with new accommodation as part of a £15m regeneration scheme.

The project was given the go-ahead in 2004, but delayed when some residents campaigned against the demolition.

East Riding Council said it would improve people's quality of life.

Paul Bellotti, the council's head of housing and public protection, said: "We're immensely pleased with the progress that we're making.

"It's the contribution to the wider renaissance of Goole which is extremely promising for the future and shows that it is a worthwhile place to invest."

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