Empty Properties List

Andy Champion made this Freedom of Information request to Dover District Council

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Dear Dover District Council,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.

Full list of empty properties within the Dover District catchment:

List of properties privately owned (if possible), Company owned and full list of Dover District Council properties which are as well empty.

Please provide the list identified if these properties have been empty for more that 6 Months.

Please provide information on any loan scheme to bring these empty properties back in to use.

Do you have strategy in bringing empty properties back into use and if so how many in the last year have you successfully completed. Who is managing this within the council.

Would the council be interested in independent consultant to manage the refurbishment of the empty properties stock by putting together detailed drawings, specifications, tendering packages, cost evaluation, managing each refurbishment on site through contract. Of course with the relevant authority permissions on a fixed fee per property or percentage of any sale agreed on the open market.

Hope the request above is clear and if you require to come back to me, please do.

Yours faithfully,

Andy Champion

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Mandy Weir, Dover District Council

Dear Mr Champion

Thank you for your request for information about empty properties.
Your request was received on 2 April 2013 and we are dealing with it
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or Environmental
Information Regulations 2004, as appropriate. We will endeavour to
respond within 20 working days and if we think the request requires
extra time then we will contact you and let you know.

In some circumstances a fee may be chargeable and if that is the case, I
will let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

If you have any queries regarding this email, please contact me.

Yours sincerely


Mandy Weir
Corporate Support Officer
Dover District Council
Council Offices, White Cliffs Business Park, Whitfield, Dover CT16 3PJ

Tel: 01304 872318
Fax: 01304 872300
Email: [email address]
Web: www.dover.gov.uk

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Mandy Weir, Dover District Council

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Dear Mr Champion

Thank you for your communication received on 2 April 2013 where you
requested information about empty properties. Please find detailed below
the information you were seeking with the Council's response alongside.

Full list of empty properties within the Dover District catchment:
Please see attached spreadsheet

List of properties privately owned (if possible), Company owned and
full list of Dover District Council properties which are as well
empty. Please see attached spreadsheet. Please note we have not been
able to identify privately or company owned empty properties.

Please provide the list identified if these properties have been
empty for more that 6 Months. Please see attached spreadsheet

Please provide information on any loan scheme to bring these empty
properties back in to use. Information relating to this can be found on
the Councils website:
http://www.dover.gov.uk/Housing/Private-...

Do you have strategy in bringing empty properties back into use and if
so how many in the last year have you successfully completed. 44
properties were brought back into use last year following the Council's
intervention. Information on the Council's strategy can be found on the
Councils website:
http://www.dover.gov.uk/Housing/Private-...

Who is managing this within the council.
[email address]

Would the council be interested in independent consultant to manage the
refurbishment of the empty properties stock by putting together detailed
drawings, specifications, tendering packages, cost evaluation, managing
each refurbishment on site through contract. Of course with the relevant
authority permissions on a fixed fee per property or percentage of any
sale agreed on the open market. No - we do not have the resources
available.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to
your original letter and should be addressed to: Complaints & Corporate
Resilience Officer, Dover District Council, Council Offices, White
Cliffs Business Park, Whitfield, Dover, Kent CT16 3PJ or send an email
to [email address].

If you are still dissatisfied after an internal review, you may appeal
to the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow
SK9 5AF

Yours sincerely


Mandy Weir
Corporate Support Officer
Dover District Council
Council Offices, White Cliffs Business Park, Whitfield, Dover CT16 3PJ

Tel: 01304 872318
Fax: 01304 872300
Email: [email address]
Web: www.dover.gov.uk

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