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FOI 8438

Vacant Proprties

Request

* How many vacant properties are there in you geographic area of responsibility?

* What level of housing and commercial property stock does the council posses? Please provide a figure of quantity, rather than value.


* Which, if any, medium to large scale regeneration projects having been budgeted for within the next financial year? By regeneration projects I mean plans for new developments that aim to cultivate better housing, transport, leisure pursuits and business opportunities in the council as well as general renewal and renovation of buildings and infrastructure. By medium to large scale I mean projects that displace, decant or re-house up to 25 residents (medium scale) or over 25 residents (large scale).

In all questions I am referring to both council owned property and private property.

Response

Q1. How many vacant properties are there in you geographic area of responsibility?
Corporate properties - 2

Q2. What level of housing and commercial property stock does the council posses? Please provide a figure of quantity, rather than value.
For housing stock – this would be approximately 2,800.
For Corporate properties:
2 Community Centres
7 Halls
4 Public Conveniences
1 Sport Centres
0 Club House
7 Cottages
1 Coach House
7 Pavilion
2 Cemetery Lodge
3 Chapel
1 Training Centre
3 Depot
19 Car Parks not just Off Street parking places
3 Offices and Premises
2 Depots and Workshops
1 Golf Course
9 Sports Grounds and Playing fields
25 Play areas
2 Access Roads
3 Corporate Shops


Q3. Which, if any, medium to large scale regeneration projects having been budgeted for within the next financial year? By regeneration projects I mean plans for new developments that aim to cultivate better housing, transport, leisure pursuits and business opportunities in the council as well as general renewal and renovation of buildings and infrastructure. By medium to large scale I mean projects that displace, decant or re-house up to 25 residents (medium scale) or over 25 residents (large scale).
For Corporate Properties - None.
Assets may hold information regarding any projects for Council owned property. With regards to private property, all planning permissions are available on the Council’s website, if permission is granted they have 3 years to implement the planning permission and control their own budgets of course.