Second homes and long-term unoccupied homes

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Dear Clackmannanshire Council,

Please treat this email as a Freedom of Information request.

I would like the following information.

With regards to second homes:

1. How many homes in the council area are second homes?

2. Of these, how many receive a discount to their council tax? Please break these figures down by council ward.

3. Additionally, how many second home owners are subject to a reduced rate of council tax discount? Please break these figures down by council ward.

4. I understand that the council is required to spend any additional income raised by reducing the rate of council tax discount on second homes locally, or via Registered Social Landlords. How much additional income was raised through reducing the council tax discount rate for second homes in the last 24 months and what was this additional income spent on?

With regards to empty homes:

5. How many homes in the council area are empty?

6. How many empty homes in the council area currently receive a council tax discount? Please break this figures down by ward.

7. Additionally, how many empty home owners are subject to a reduced rate of council tax discount, or are subject to an increase in council tax? Please break these figures down by council ward.

8. What is the total additional income raised by the council by reducing the rate of council tax discount on empty homes, or increasing it in the last 24 months? What was this additional income spent on?

I would prefer not to receive the requested information in pdf format files. I would prefer to receive it in MS Excel format files.

I look forwards to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Ally Tibbitt

Pearl McMenemy, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Mr. Ally Tibbitt Contact: Pearl McMenemy
Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: HOU0397977
Date: 08/05/2018

Dear Mr. Tibbitt

Freedom of Information : HOU0397977

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information which was received
on 08/05/2018 about Second homes and long term unoccupied homes.   It will
be forwarded to the appropriate Council Service for action and you should
receive a response, or a request for clarification by 06/06/2018. If there
is a need to clarify anything relating to your request, colleagues will
contact you.  

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  

Yours sincerely

Pearl McMenemy

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Pearl McMenemy, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Mr. Ally Tibbitt Contact: Pearl McMenemy
  Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: HOU0397977
Date: 31/05/2018

Dear Mr. Tibbitt

Freedom of Information Enquiry: HOU0397977

Thank you for your information request dated 08/05/2018.

I am happy to supply you with the information you requested.

1. 55 Second Homes

2. No Council Tax discount is awarded for Second Homes

3.  N/A - See Q2

4. The council currently has circa £100k additional income from this
mechanism available to support projects

5. 473 dwellings are empty

6. 241 - no ward breakdown available

7. 96 - no ward breakdown available

8. As per 4.   Finance of £30k was utilised to support the development of
a specialist medically adapted socially rented bungalow, this project also
received above benchmarking funding from the Scottish Government
 

Yours sincerely

Pearl McMenemy

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