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Housing Developments

Requested on
Wed 19th March, 2014
Reference
FOI 4121
Resolution
Information provided

Question

• How many vacant properties are there in you geographic area of responsibility?
• What level of housing and commercial property stock does the council posses? Please provide a figure of quantity, rather than value.
• Which, if any, medium to large scale regeneration projects having been budgeted for within the next financial year? By regeneration projects I mean plans for new developments that aim to cultivate better housing, transport, leisure pursuits and business opportunities in the council as well as general renewal and renovation of buildings and infrastructure. By medium to large scale I mean projects that displace, decant or rehouse up to 25 residents (medium scale) or over 25 residents (large scale).
In the 1st two questions I am referring to both council owned and private properties- all properties within the council. If that is over the budget of the request, please provide only council owned properties. By securing I mean boarding up, CCTV, security guards, patrols, alarms or any other means of making the property safe.

Answer

• How many vacant properties are there in you geographic area of responsibility? The only information held by the council in this regard are vacant properties recorded on our council tax system.  The figure provided in the latest return to the Government was 1147
• What level of housing and commercial property stock does the council posses? Please provide a figure of quantity, rather than value. 5811 this figure excludes garages
• Which, if any, medium to large scale regeneration projects having been budgeted for within the next financial year?  We have one medium project – Riversdale sheltered scheme with a total budget of £2.56m

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