Meeting called over Cambridge newbuild homes demolition plan
By Katy Prickett & Hannah Brown
BBC News & Local Democracy Reporting Service
A public meeting is to be held after a developer confirmed it was going to demolish 36 unoccupied newbuild homes.
Barratt and David Wilson Homes Cambridgeshire said a "small number" of houses on the Darwin Green site in Cambridge had foundation issues.
Labour councillor Antoinette Nester said: "People's lives and dreams [have] suddenly become shattered."
The developer "apologised to customers" and said it was "doing all we can to lessen the impact of this for them".
The Labour-run city council said it "was recently made aware of failures to the foundations" of the homes at the site, where a private company was appointed as the building control provider, not the local authority.