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Gainsborough South West Ward Clusters of Empty Homes Project

Bringing empty homes back to use, and the regeneration of Gainsborough South West Ward, are priorities for West Lindsey District Council. We have secured funding from the Department of Communities and Local Government to bring 100 empty homes back to use in the neighbourhood around Trinity Street and Ashcroft Road in Gainsborough which has a particularly high concentration of empty homes.

The housing team will concentrate on the physical renovation and occupation of long term empty homes, while working with colleagues and partner organisations to bring about the sustainable regeneration of the neighbourhood through social, economic and environmental improvements.

We are looking to purchase a number of properties that have been empty for six months or longer to bring them back to use to support this regeneration work.  The purchase would be at the property’s current market value, based upon its condition, the cost of renovations, and projected value after works. We will consider this for properties whether in good condition or in need of considerable renovation or change of layout.  

Where owners are not willing to engage with the project, officers will look at other options, including the use of enforcement powers. Please see the downloads tab for the full Clusters of Empty Homes Policy. 

If you own a long term empty property in the area shaded on the map on the downloads tab, please contact the Empty Property Officer on 01427 675187 or to discuss options and advice to bring the empty home back to use.

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Last updated: 19 June 2014

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