ONE OF the Branksome 'Brexit demolition' homes is still on the market for rental for nearly £5,000 a month, the Daily Echo has discovered.

The property is one of five, said to be collectively worth £6.5 million, that developer Alex Collier wants to knock down and turn into flats, despite only building them three years ago.

He claimed: "The most predominant contributing market factors being the implementation of significant increases in stamp duty to the upper end of the market and more latterly uncertainty in the UK property market surrounding Brexit."

The online rental brochure for the four-bedroom property waxes lyrical about the: "Impressive entrance hall, with a walnut and glass staircase, (which) sets the scene for this stunning home."

Downstairs the property has a large, open plan living and dining room 'with bifold doors leading to the south facing rear garden.'

It shows images of the 'modern fitted kitchen' which has dark granite worktops and tiled floors.

Turned stairs lead to a 'galleried landing' which is flooded with light by an atrium-style skylight.

"The master bedroom is fully fitted with wardrobes, ensuite bathroom and a balcony overlooking the rear garden as is the second bedroom," said the brochure. "The third bedroom benefits from its own en-suite and the fourth bedroom has use of the family bathroom."

The property has electric gates and an integral garage and is furnished with neutral-coloured velvet sofas, luxury mirrors and glass tables.

It is in Council Tax Band G.

More than 30 people and groups have objected to Mr Collier's plans, which have been described as 'ludicrous'.

The Branksome Park and Canford Cliffs Residents Association, said the proposals seemed 'terribly wasteful'. "Surely it would be more sensible for the houses to be sold at lower prices?" they asked.

"The existing blocks of flats in Balcombe Road have plenty of surrounding space, including parking, garages and gardens. This proposal leaves very little space for these purposes. Understandably, many of the neighbours, who include a large number of members of our Residents' Association, are unhappy about this proposal."