To consider a report of the Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration.
PLEASE NOTE: The appendices to this report are very extensive. Appendix 2, the consultation report, is thus not being circulated in hard copy. It is of course available to consult on the Council’s website, along with all the other agenda papers for this meeting.
That the Trafford Empty Homes Strategy and Draft Action Plan 2019-2024 be approved for publication.
The Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration submitted a report which set out details of the Empty Homes Strategy, which had been developed to identify and address the issues related to the number of long-term empty homes in the borough. The Strategy identified key proposals to bring empty homes back into use and measures to support private and public sector partners to achieve this. The proposals had been identified in the context of Corporate priorities, the Trafford Housing Strategy (2018-2023), GM Housing Strategy and discussions with key stakeholders. An opportunity was provided for Members to raise questions on the content of the report, which centred on any potential dispensations or grace periods in respect of the sale of properties which were delayed by legal or other genuine complications.
RESOLVED - That the Trafford Empty Homes Strategy and Draft Action Plan 2019-2024 be approved for publication.