Hull's fire-hit George Lamb Memorial Chapel eyed for demolition

George Lamb Memorial Chapel
Image caption About 40 firefighters tackled the blaze at the George Lamb Memorial Chapel

The owners of a fire-hit disused Grade II-listed church in Hull are seeking permission to demolish the building.

About 40 firefighters tackled the huge blaze at the George Lamb Memorial Chapel in Lambert Street on 15 April.

Owners Lambert Properties Ltd submitted a planning application to knock it down last month but the city council said no decision had yet been made.

The authority was making steps to buy the property, which had been on the buildings at risk register since 1999.

In a statement, Hull City Council said it had received an application seeking permission for "full demolition" of the chapel.

"The application is going through the normal planning procedures which will take all the factors into consideration.

"No decision has yet been made so cannot provide anything further at this stage."

In February, the council agreed to issue a compulsory purchase order to buy the site for redevelopment.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said its investigation into the cause of the fire was still ongoing.

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