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Around the Web Week Commencing 30th October

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November 1, 2023

The England and Wales areas with the most second and empty homes include Cornwall ... - MSN

Cornwall, Birmingham, Liverpool, and Westminster were all areas with a high number of vacant second homes.

Jersey politician criticises Empty HomesService as 'a waste of time' | ITV News Channel

The scheme was launched earlier this year to bring vacant properties back into habitation. | ITV News Channel.

Why converting office space into flats won't solve the housing crisis - Yahoo News UK

This would widen a previous relaxation of planning rules to encourage developers and builders to convert empty commercial spaces into housing. It is ...

Two Orford homes left 'neglected' for 30 years given incredible £200k transformation

Numbers 24 and 26 Orford Green were left empty and unused for nearing on 30 years before local housing developers Moses Eliot snatched them up as ...

Council seeking views on empty homes in Welwyn Hatfield

It's time to have your say on how empty homes in the borough should be filled as part of a new policy.

Consultation supports council taking action against empty homes | Glasgow Times

A public consultation has shown support for councils being able to take increased action against empty homes.

UK Says 5.5% of Housing Is Vacant, Suggesting Property Hoarded - BNN Bloomberg

... homes at 18.1% of unoccupied dwellings, according to the ONS. The highest proportion of truly vacant dwellings was in the West Midlands at 95.4 ...

Housing: Up to 120,000 Welsh homes empty, figures suggest - BBC News

Most are classed as "truly vacant", while about 15% are identified as second homes.

Hartlepool currently has almost 2000 empty, derelict houses | The Northern Echo

Council tax empty property data from September 2023 showed there were 1,960 homes registered as empty in Hartlepool, 4.4% of dwellings in the borough.

Significant progress being made to tackle the issue of empty homes in RCT - Wales 247

Following Cabinet's approval a year ago, an updated Empty Homes Strategy (2022-2025) introduced objectives to continue the good work carried out from ...