Plans to build more than 100 flats on sites across Northampton are due to be thrown out by councillors next week.
The plans for five separate sites across the town were given planning permission by Northampton Borough Council as far back as 2007.
But after getting permission, the companies behind the schemes have all failed to build, with some failing to reach legal agreements with the authority and others not even responding to council letters.
In an unusual move, Guildhall officials have asked the council’s planning committee to officially ‘dispose’ of all the plans. A report which will be seen by councillors on Tuesday said: “It’s clear these applications are very unlikely to be progressed by the applicants or their agents.”
The five schemes include plans to build 19 flats on the former site of a car dealership in Kingsthorpe Grove, which was given planning permission in 2008. Following disagreements about the amount the developers should pay towards open space, the council said talks with the developers fell down in 2011.
A second scheme would have seen 30 flats built on a former bakery on the Victoria business park in the town centre. Again, the council has had no contact from the developer since permission was granted in 2009. Other schemes which face dismissal include plans for 23 flats in Balmoral Road, Kingsthorpe Hollow, and 29 flats in Abbey Street, St James.