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Proposal to consult on the Empty Property Strategy 2019 to 2023

This consultation is to invite views on the proposal to implement the Empty Property Strategy 2019-2023.

On average there are around 1400 long-term empty (empty for 6 months or longer) private residential properties in the county borough. There is corporate responsibility and commitment to bringing empty properties back into use.

The council has developed an Empty Property Strategy which identifies the following aims and objectives to reduce empty properties across the County Borough:

  • identify and prioritise empty properties
  • provide help and assistance to owners
  • ensure effective communication is undertaken
  • work closely with internal and external partners
  • consider the use of enforcement action

The strategy outlines the council’s approach to prioritising and bringing empty properties back into use and help contribute towards increasing the availability of housing for sale or for rent.

Consultation timetable
Activity Date
Consultation period where we welcome your views on the proposal. 28 April 2019
Consultation report to Cabinet on the outcomes of the consultation. June 2019
Consultation report published on our website’s consultation page June 2019

How to respond

You can make your views known by completing either:

Contact

Consultation and Engagement Team

Bridgend County Borough Council
Telephone: 01656 643664
Address: Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB.

Alternative formats are also available upon request.

Don’t forget you can still have your say on improving council services by joining the Citizen’s Panel.

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