Decision - Empty Homes Plan 2019-24

Decision details

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

Purpose:

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).

Decision:

Decision: That

 

(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

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