Freedom of Information Request - Long Term Empty Properties

Alex Arthur made this Freedom of Information request to East Staffordshire Borough Council

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Dear East Staffordshire Borough Council,

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

1) Can the council confirm their current number of Long Term Empty Properties as of the 3rd May (those domestic properties which have been empty for six months or older)
2) What work is the council currently undertaking or planning to undertake around reducing their long term empty properties in 2019?
3) Does the reduction of empty homes in the council area form part of your Housing strategy?
4) Does the council have a budget in place to help support the reduction of empty properties?
5) How much did the council spend on temporary accommodation during 2018

Yours faithfully,

Alex Arthur

Andrea Davies, East Staffordshire Borough Council




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Democratic Services
East Staffordshire Borough Council
P.O. Box 8045
Burton upon Trent
DE14 9JG<http://eaststaffordshireboroughcouncil.c...>
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Michael Petter, East Staffordshire Borough Council

Dear Alex Arthur,


Thank you for your request for information dated May 20th, 2019.  The
response from East Staffordshire Borough Council is contained in after
each of your questions in your original email below. 


If you are dissatisfied with this response, you may ask the Council to
conduct a review of it. To do this, please contact the Council in writing
including by letter, fax or email, describe the original request, explain
your grounds for dissatisfaction, and include an address for
correspondence. You have 40 working days from receipt of this email to
submit a review request. The review request should be sent to:  By Email -
[1][email address] By Post - The Principal Democratic
Services Officer, East Staffordshire Borough Council, PO Box 8045, Burton
upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 9JG.  When the review process has been
completed, if you are still dissatisfied, you may ask the Information
Commissioner to intervene.


Mike Petter
Housing Strategy Officer

East Staffordshire Borough Council

Tel 01283 508149 (Extension 1149)


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