Stewart Elliott

Dear Reading Borough Council,

I am writing to you to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act;

- Between April 30th 2018 and May 1st 2019, how many properties in Reading Borough, classified as Long Term Empty Properties, were brought back into use?

Yours faithfully,

Stewart Elliott

Roddy, Susan, Reading Borough Council

Dear Mr Elliott

 

Thank you for your email below.  In order for us to proceed please can you
clarify the following:-

 

Are you requiring empty Council owned homes or private rented homes or
both.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Regards

 

Sue Roddy

Assistant Information Officer and Legal Administrator/Secretary

Legal Services | Directorate of Resources

 

Reading Borough Council

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2LU

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Stewart Elliott

Dear Susan,

Thank you for your response, if the information is available on both empty Council owned homes and private rented homes then both, but Council owned homes as a minimum, please.

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

Stewart Elliott

Pritchard-Gordon, Nick, Reading Borough Council

Dear Mr. Elliott,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your recent request received in this office on 7^th June
2019.

 

You have requested the following information under the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000: “Between April 30th 2018 and May 1st
2019, how many properties in Reading Borough, classified as Long Term
Empty Properties, were brought back into use?”

 

Our response is as follows. There were 4 Council-owned homes classified as
long-term empty brought back into use between 1^st April 2018 and 27^th
June 2019. There were 22 and counting, high priority long term empty homes
brought back into use between 1^st April 2018 and 31^st March 2019. In
total, 115 long term empty homes were brought back into use between 2^nd
October 2017 and 1^st October 2018. I am sorry that I have not been able
to answer your question according to the timescale you specified.

 

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Director of Legal and Democratic Services, at Reading Borough Council.

 

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decision.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

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Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Nick Pritchard-Gordon - Empty Homes Officer - 0118 93 73091

Environmental Health - Reading Borough Council -Civic Offices. Bridge
Street. Reading. RG1 2LU

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