Democracy - Decision details

Decision details

Empty Homes Strategy

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The current Empty Homes Strategy expired in 2020 and an updated document and delivery plan is required to take forward action in this area. The Council can have anywhere from between 300 to 450 empty homes at any one time. Many of these are in transition from being moved into, redecorated, rebuilt etc. The aim of this strategy is to have a process in order to tackle the longer term empty homes and create a path to bring them into occupation. An updated strategy document (Appendix A) and delivery plan (Appendix B) have been created based on good practice.


A motion was MOVED by Cllr Mrs Pearson and SECONDED by Cllr Mrs Hones to agree the recommendations in the report.


Following a discussion a vote was taken and it was RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY that: Members are asked to:  


Members are asked to:

1. Approve the Empty Homes Strategy and action plan.

2. Approve the recruitment of a part time empty homes officer



Report author: Greg Campbell

Publication date: 04/10/2021

Date of decision: 20/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 20/09/2021 - Environment, Enforcement & Housing Committee

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