Tag Archives : Plan for Empty Homes


Empty Homes Week 28 November – 2 December 2016

Plymouth is making great progress in bringing empty homes across the city back into use, as we mark Empty Homes Week (28 November – 2 December 2016). Earlier this year Plymouth City Council launched its refreshed Plan for Empty Homes with £1 million to help bring 375 empty homes back into use by 2021. Plymouth […]


Compulsory Purchase Order on Widey Lane as Council tackles empty homes

Plymouth City Council has served a Compulsory Purchase Order on a house that has been a derelict eyesore for years. The Secretary of State has approved the Council’s application for a CPO on the house in Widey Lane which has been subject to vandalism and anti-social behaviour. The site was where the Council launched its […]


Asa House – New affordable flats opened on former Job Centre site

A new set of 30 affordable flats on the former Job Centre site in Plymouth is now complete. Asa House is the name of the site in Hoegate Street, which is the result of a partnership between the Chapter 1 Charity Ltd, the Homes and Communities Agency, and Plymouth City Council. The site will be […]


Empty Homes Week 30 November – 6 December

As National Empty Homes Week (30 November to 6 December) approaches, Plymouth City Council is preparing to launch its new Empty Homes Surgery. The sessions will offer empty home owners the chance to discuss their  properties face to face and receive advice on financial assistance, property sales, rental services and discounts. The surgery will be […]


Council gets tough with Compulsory Purchase Order

Plymouth City Council is getting tough on neglected empty homes by using a Compulsory Purchase Order on a property that has been out of use for over a decade. As part of the Council’s new Plan for Empty Homes, the CPO has been granted on the property at 7 Widey Lane, which has been the […]


Plan for Empty Homes launched in Plymouth

Plymouth is launching its new plan to bring empty homes across the city back into use. The Plan for Empty Homes is being launched by Plymouth City Council, with an aim of bringing 200 empty homes in the city back into use by March 2019. It supports the Council’s main Plan for Homes which aims […]