Demolition plans for Mole Man’s Hackney home
A planning application to demolish ‘Mole Man’s’ dilapidated house and build a block of flats in the Kingsland conservation area has been lodged with Hackney Council.
Eccentric William Lyttle, gained worldwide fame after he spent 40 years digging a 60-foot network of tunnels beneath his �1 million house in Mortimer Road.
He died in June without repaying the �350,000 of taxpayers’ money he owed the council for saving the building from collapse.
A search ensued to track down his next of kin - who have now appointed administrator Mr A Fraser, to work on their behalf.
Mr Fraser is also the director of property developers Simnat plc in Clerkenwell.
You may also want to watch:
He lodged a planning application last week to demolish the dilapidated unsafe building - which is still surrounded by scaffolding - and build a block of eight two-bedroom flats.
Members of the public have until October 25 to comment on the application.
- 1 New Aldi opens with help from Hackney pupils and Olympian
- 2 TfL told to introduce 'pay per mile' charge to motorists
- 3 Two taken to hospital and driver arrested after car flips in Hackney
- 4 'Unbelievably awful’ - North London MPs react to David Amess stabbing
- 5 ‘People hit the deck’ - Londoners stunned by fighter jet flyover
- 6 Five reasons why Dalston is one of the coolest places in the world
- 7 Aldi Local to open in Dalston next month
- 8 Boiling Point: The film shot in one take inside a Hackney restaurant
- 9 Planet Organic to open in Broadway Market despite thousands of signatures in protest
- 10 Met officer cleared over moped rider's death during Stoke Newington chase