Empty Homes Plan 2019-24
Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Communities and Housing
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To consider adopting the proposed Empty Property Plan, appended to this report, and consider the submission of comments provided by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Regeneration and Skills).
(1) the issues raised by Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Regeneration and Skills) be considered and taken account of for inclusion in the Empty Property Plan 2019-24; and
(2) the Empty Property Plan 2019-24, included within the report, be approved, which includes actions to address the issues raised by Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Regeneration and Skills).
Reason for the Decision:
To seek to gain approval to an Empty Property Plan, which will help achieve the strategic aims and priorities in the Council’s Housing Strategy and, importantly, an opportunity to re-prioritise Council actions and interventions.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:
The Council could decide not to adopt an Empty Property Plan. However, this alternative has been rejected because empty properties (especially long-term empties) can be a 'drain' on finite local resources.
Alternative courses of actions could be considered for inclusion within the draft Plan.
Publication date: 06/03/2019
Date of decision: 06/03/2019
Effective from: 14/03/2019