Digger on the site of new homes in Gateshead
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Work gets under way on Bensham's 200 new homes

Work has got under way on the first of 200 new homes to be built in Gateshead.

The first digger has moved on to the Bensham site - several years after people in the area were first told their properties would be demolished and replaced.

A court order halted the demolition last year following a protest by Save Britain's Heritage.

It accused Gateshead Council of a "scandalous waste" of Edwardian-era homes.

  • 15 Jan 2015