Decision details

Empty Homes Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To target owners of long term empty properties in order to increase the availability of properties to rent or buy and regenerate the area


Consideration was given to the report of the Portfolio Holder for HRA & Private Sector Housing which considered a revised strategy, targeting long term empty properties and increasing the supply of homes brought back into use.




That the Empty Homes Strategy be approved.


(Other options considered:

·         Do nothing

Reasons for decision:

·         The Council sought to adopt a responsive approach to tackling long term empty homes. Bringing homes back into use was vitally important to increase the supply of accommodation available within the district. Whilst it was acknowledged that regionally there had been an increase in the number of empty homes, overall the number of empty homes in South Holland remained comparably low. It was therefore considered that the aims and measures within the revised strategy were proportionate and sustainable.)

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Jason King, Assistant Director - Housing Email:, Phil Stacey, Housing Options Manager Email:

Report author: Jason King

Publication date: 30/10/2020

Date of decision: 27/10/2020

Decided at meeting: 27/10/2020 - Cabinet

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