Preventing wasted housing

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3684
Question By: 
Sian Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What plans do you have to "support councils in bringing empty homes back into use, using compulsory purchase orders where necessary", as promised in your manifesto?

Answer

Answer for Preventing wasted housing

Answer for Preventing wasted housing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My team is working with Government to improve the compulsory purchase process so that it is faster and more certain for all parties. Amongst other things, these changes could help boroughs ensure that housing stock in their areas is not left empty unnecessarily.