MORE than half of Southampton residents who responded to a Daily Echo poll said they can't wait to see landmark structures demolished.

When asked if they would be happy to see the Britannia Road gasworks ripped down, 54 per cent of readers said yes.

It comes after plans were lodged to redevelop the site to make way for 403 new homes in a 21-storey tower and three smaller blocks.

The plans were submitted to the city council by Hawkstone Properties Ltd and SGN Place, and a decision is yet to be made on the proposals.

The flats would be for rental and it is proposed there would be 166 one-bed flats and 237 two-bed flats, with shared spaces such as a library, gym, work and study space, and roof-top gardens.

Out of the 1,168 people who took part in the survey, 37 per cent said they would be sad to see the gasworks pulled down while 10 per cent said they were unsure how they felt.

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