|Works on Lees Corner yesterday.|
Three shops accommodated in the old Lee's Building - also known as Fitzgerald's and Harris Scarfe - were destroyed in an electrical fire in the early hours of March 19, 2012. The building was quickly demolished but the site has remained off-limits behind a security fence. Despite receiving planning permission to rebuild on the site, the owners opted to relocate the bakery further down High St.
The Derwent Valley Council advises that the work to pull up the concrete slab and convert it to lawn will take about three weeks. The site will be leased to the council until such time as the owners choose to develop the site.