The Lib Dems have launched a national campaign ‘Time to Act on Empty Homes’ – Councils across the country have failed to act to bring empty homes back into use. Locally Rochford District Council has 422 homes that are ’empty’. In the past 5 years, the council has issued 0 Empty Dwelling Management Orders. They have brought 10 properties back into use using other intervention methods. That’s just 2% of the empty homes returned to use!
RDC’s progress report from the Lib Dems – must do better!