Pendle housing cash hard earned

Lancashire Telegraph: Joe Cooney Joe Cooney

A NEW government housing grant is just reward for efforts to tackle vacant properties, says a council chief.

Pendle Council has been told by Whitehall that it is set to receive £714,000 under the New Homes Bonus initiative.

Coun Joe Cooney, council leader, said: “Our real strength is how we’ve brought nearly 400 empty properties back into use in the last year.

“We appointed an empty homes officer in 2009 to tackle the blight caused by empty houses and to provide more homes.

“Since then there has been a significant increase in the number of empty houses brought back into use and we’ll continue to work hard on this.”

The bonus scheme has attracted controversy as the housing regeneration cash offered to East Lancashire authorities is now much depleted compared to previous housing market renewal incentives.

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4:51pm Fri 27 Dec 13

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

you still cant make a silk purse out of a sows(Nelson) ear
you still cant make a silk purse out of a sows(Nelson) ear ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123

6:24pm Fri 27 Dec 13

ron1946 says...

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 wrote:
you still cant make a silk purse out of a sows(Nelson) ear
pendle council also think you can polish a turd nelistan past the point of no return years ago
[quote][p][bold]ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123[/bold] wrote: you still cant make a silk purse out of a sows(Nelson) ear[/p][/quote]pendle council also think you can polish a turd nelistan past the point of no return years ago ron1946

11:33pm Fri 27 Dec 13

retsofad says...

Time this Empty Housing Officer started to look at the EMPTY houses in CloverHill ward such as 378 Railway St empty for 51/2 yrs after a fire.several in Brunswick St more on Pilgrim St
This officer needs to get out of the car and start to walk this once proud area of Nelson and see all the empty properties that are in need of refurbishment
Time this Empty Housing Officer started to look at the EMPTY houses in CloverHill ward such as 378 Railway St empty for 51/2 yrs after a fire.several in Brunswick St more on Pilgrim St This officer needs to get out of the car and start to walk this once proud area of Nelson and see all the empty properties that are in need of refurbishment retsofad

3:38pm Sat 28 Dec 13

DarkBlueBox1 says...

If 400 have been brought back, what was the actual demand?

I haven't noticed rents or property prices falling.
If 400 have been brought back, what was the actual demand? I haven't noticed rents or property prices falling. DarkBlueBox1

4:57pm Sun 29 Dec 13

David Richardson says...

When will Ann Kerrigan resign now she doesn't live here any more?
When will Ann Kerrigan resign now she doesn't live here any more? David Richardson

6:23pm Tue 31 Dec 13

ron1946 says...

David Richardson wrote:
When will Ann Kerrigan resign now she doesn't live here any more?
she's always been useless but she won't resign
[quote][p][bold]David Richardson[/bold] wrote: When will Ann Kerrigan resign now she doesn't live here any more?[/p][/quote]she's always been useless but she won't resign ron1946

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