Dear Caerphilly County Borough Council,
I am writing to ask you to supply details around Empty Domestic Properties (Council Tax) by Parish.
I would like:
1 The number of
2 address (including street number and postcode) of homes that:
a) have been empty for over 6 months
b) have been empty for under 6 months
c) your empty homes strategy including what empty homes (if any) you prioritise.
I am requesting this information in an excel format.
If you cannot provide all lines of the address, the ward area and postcode will suffice.
If you are unable to provide this information please advise me as to how to refine my request to make the information easier to find.
If you are only able to partially disclose the information please do so - and if some of the information is already readily available please direct me as to where to find it.
Dear Bugault Olivia
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Dear WWW: FOI,
Without answer from you after the 20 working days delay, I allow myself to come back to you about my FOI.
Can you provide me any information about the empty houses request I sent you?
From the other councils' answers, I understand that you cannot disclose the address details of the empty houses, nonetheless, you should be able to give me the parish names/or postcodes/or wards where the houses are located.
Dear Bugault Olivia
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST
Thank you for your request for information received on 22^nd November
2017. We have considered your request and enclose the following
(1) The number of, (2) address (including street number and postcode) of
homes that (a) have been empty for over 6 months, (b) have been empty for
under 6 months.
Please see attached spreadsheet.
Note we do not hold the information by parish, but provide the information
to postcode district and sector (i.e. to first numeric digit).
c) your empty homes strategy including what empty homes (if any) you
The Authority does not have an Empty Homes Strategy however the return to
use of empty homes is a key priority in the Councilâ€™s Private Sector
Housing Renewal Strategy. The section on Empty Homes identifies our
strategic objectives to be:
1. To increase the supply of good quality accommodation.
2. To further develop working relationships with internal and external
partners to develop and sustain initiatives to maximize the return of
empty properties to beneficial use.
3. To raise awareness of empty property issues with owners.
4. To maximize all resources (funding, advice, planning powers and
enforcement action) to return long-term empty properties to beneficial
5. To promote the availability of financial assistance and other services
to private landlords and owners.
The Authority will not only respond to complaint but will pro-actively
target those properties which have been empty for more than 6 months with
a particular focus on those whose appearance/condition detracts from the
amenities of the neighbourhood.
Financial assistance will be available in the form of an interest free
loan, awarded either in line with the national Houses into Homes scheme, a
Home Improvement Repayment Loan or via the proposed National Loans Scheme.
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