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Empty Council Properties

Requested on
Thu 30th January, 2014
Reference
FOI 3879
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Under the Freedom of Information Act please can you tell me how many buildings the council owns that are presently disused/empty? Please repeat the question for 2013, 2012 and 2011.

How many of these buildings does the council pay security firms to protect? Please name them and the cost the council has paid for in security for each of the properties in 2013, 2012 and 2011?

Do any of the above named buildings have planning applications pending or passed in respect of them?

Answer

Under the Freedom of Information Act please can you tell me how many buildings the council owns that are presently disused/empty? Please repeat the question for 2013, 2012 and 2011.
Housing Stock – Current figure 155
Yr end figure - 2012-13 – 116
Yr end figure - 2011-12 – 137
Yr end figure - 2010-11 – 129

Commercial buildings – Current figure – 4
We do not hold information on the number of empty commercial properties for previous years.  The number will change throughout the year and we do not report a year end figure.

How many of these buildings does the council pay security firms to protect? Please name them and the cost the council has paid for in security for each of the properties in 2013, 2012 and 2011? None

Do any of the above named buildings have planning applications pending or passed in respect of them? No

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