We would like to hear your views on the proposed Empty Homes Strategy, which sets out our plans for bringing empty homes back into use. At a time when the need for housing continues to be high, any empty home is a wasted resource.
As of August 2021, west Cheshire had in total 4,827 empty homes, and of these 1,504 had been empty for more than 6 months. At the same time there were almost 6,500 applicants on our housing register. Returning empty homes back into use will help alleviate this issue as it is both cheaper and faster than building new homes.
The Empty Homes Strategy aims to bring empty homes back into use. Bringing more homes onto the market will bring numerous benefits to the community, namely providing opportunities for more affordable housing. It will also help to decrease anti-social behaviour, reduce the risk to public health from unsafe structures and finally, help to maintain and improve the housing market.
We want to hear your views on how we can work with owners of empty homes to bring their houses back into use.
How to find out more and get involvedTo get involved, please take a look at the following documents:
You can also fill in the online survey to share your views on the proposals.
Other ways to take part: