Residents living in some of the worst housing conditions in Hull are disappointed after a multi-million pound redevelopment fund has been put on hold.
Households in the affected areas may not benefit from the £3.3 million regeneration project because a heritage charity has been granted a judicial review of the grant decision made by the Government.
Residents on an estate set to be revamped by the funding described themselves as "bitterly disappointed" by the ruling, which could lead to Hull City Council having to repay the grant.
Save Britain's Heritage objected to ministerial approval of more than £35 million to be used to demolish buildings across the country as it argued that some of the housing could "be economically refurbished" to create suitable family homes.
A spokesperson for Hull City Council said the "withdrawal of funding meant an uncertain future for people living in some of the worst housing conditions".
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