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Business Item
Review of Empty Homes: Recommendations from Scrutiny Committee
Is a Key Decision:
Decision Type:
Decision Maker:
Date of Decision
Tue 7 Dec 2021
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Report of the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Housing
Matter for Decision (to consider...)
To consider recommendations from the Scrutiny Committee.
Service Area
Housing Operations & Landlord Services
Service Area 2
Not Applicable
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Is Decision District Wide
Decision Made
That Cabinet accepts the recommendation by the Scrutiny Committee and requests officers to develop a Business Case to consider what additional resources or incentives could be put in place to ensure more empty homes are brought back into use.  This should then return to Cabinet for review and a decision in April 2022.
Reason for Decision

To allow officers to consider Best Practice from other Local Authorities and consider what impact that may have within the East Suffolk area.


To allow officers sufficient time to consider the work being carried out by other Local Authorities and to consider the financial investment required, it was proposed a Business Case be reviewed by Cabinet in April 2022.

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
To reject the recommendations of Scrutiny Committee and accept that Long Term Empty Homes would not be prioritised. 
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Aldeburgh and Leiston; Beccles and Worlingham; Bungay and Wainford; Carlford and Fynn Valley; Carlton and Whitton; Carlton Colville; Deben; Eastern Felixstowe; Framlingham; Gunton and St Margarets; Halesworth and Blything; Harbour and Normanston; Kelsale and Yoxford; Kesgrave; Kessingland; Kirkley and Pakefield; Lothingland; Martlesham and Purdis Farm; Melton; Orwell and Villages; Oulton Broad; Rendlesham and Orford; Rushmere St Andrew; Saxmundham; Southwold; Western Felixstowe; Wickham Market; Woodbridge; Wrentham, Wangford and Westleton


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Date & Time CreatedUser Full NameStatus DescriptionDetails
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25/11/2021 13:46:47Matt MakinBusiness Item Created 
25/11/2021 13:46:47Matt MakinCommittee AddedCabinet
25/11/2021 13:46:47Matt MakinMeeting Added07/12/2021 6:30PM
25/11/2021 13:47:14Matt MakinWard AddedAldeburgh and Leiston
25/11/2021 13:47:14Matt MakinWard AddedBeccles and Worlingham
25/11/2021 13:47:14Matt MakinWard AddedBungay and Wainford
25/11/2021 13:47:14Matt MakinWard AddedCarlford and Fynn Valley
25/11/2021 13:47:14Matt MakinWard AddedCarlton and Whitton
25/11/2021 13:47:14Matt MakinWard AddedCarlton Colville
25/11/2021 13:47:14Matt MakinWard AddedDeben


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