Project launched to give life to empty houses across district

Councillor Malcolm Chandler.
Councillor Malcolm Chandler.
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A project aimed at turning empty homes into new ones is under way in South Holland.

Houses left empty for long periods of time are being brought back into use by South Holland District Council’s housing team.

So far, about 90 empty homes have become new housing but many others are still unoccupied.

Coun Malcolm Chandler, the council’s portfolio holder for regulatory services, said: “There are many benefits from transforming empty homes, including a reduction in vandalism and anti-social behaviour.

“We are keen to bring empty homes back into occupation so if you have a property that has been empty for a long time or you know of one, then we want to hear from you.”

“This is a key strategy for the council as we want to maximise the amount of housing available here.”

To report an empty house, call the housing team on 01775 761161 or email privatehousing@sholland.gov.uk