Durham

Empty Homes Practitioner of the Year 2017 - results

This is our longest-running awards category and it always attracts high quality submissions, making the choice of winners difficult.

This year, the award was sponsored and judged by Kent’s No Use Empty team, who certainly are well-equipped with all the necessary experience needed to evaluate the entries.

In the event, they selected one outright winner, and also gave a ‘highly commended’ award. The awards were presented at the Empty Homes Conference in Bimringham by Steve Grimshaw, Programme Manager, Kent County Council.

Meeting the challenge of low demand? - News Review

There have been a fair few stories over the last two or three weeks about significant numbers of empty homes in Durham mining villages near Easington which demonstrate that the issues associated with "low demand" - and the search for solutions - are still very much alive.

In the news stories it is Horden in particular which has been singled out, with a claimed 130 empty homes owned by Accent housing association now slated for disposal and reportedly another 130 to follow.

Durham County Council Empty Homes Review 2013

Note: This is a 3MB PDF file.

Published March 2013, this is an unusually detailed review that provides good insight into the range of mechanisms being explored by a local authority into tackling empties associated with low demand, with some good before-and-after photos.

This has not been tagged in detail because so many different tags would be involved.

News summary week ending 2010-11-21

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News summary week ending 2010-11-14

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