Sunday, 24 July 2016


DEMOLITION works are due to start soon on dilapidated buildings which played a key role in World War II.

The former RAF station off South Sea Lane, Humberston, served as an early warning radar base  to detect low flying enemy aircraft.

After being vacated by the RAF, the site was occupied by the YMCA and, more recently, by the Tertia Trust which provided holidays for disadvantaged children.

However, since Tertia fell on hard times a couple of years ago, the whole area has become overgrown and much vandalised.

The land has reverted  to the owners, Bourne Leisure - operators of the Thorpe Park caravan park - who, subject to no overriding objections, intend to start demolition and clearance works later this year.

Says Rachel Davies of the firm's agents, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners: "There have been attempts to set the buildings alight, resulting (on more than one occasion) in the attendance of the fire brigade.

"The buildings pose  a security and safety concern, and Bourne Leisure are keen to remediate the situation promptly prior to the redevelopment of the site."

There is an  electricity sub-station on the land, but this has not been earmarked for demolition.

One of the buildings earmarked for demolition

The former gym has been heavily vandalised

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