by Iain Roberts on 28 June, 2013
Stockport is set to receive £508,000 of government funding to bring empty homes back into use.
The government announced that £91 million – including £8m in Greater Manchester – is being invested in England to refurbish and bring back into use over 6,000 empty and derelict homes and commercial premises.
The funding in Stockport will be spent on purchasing and refurbishing empty homes which are found across the borough.
Stockport Council, working closely with Stockport Homes and Equity Housing Group, has already brought 16 homes back into use through the first phase of this programme.
Councillor Sue Derbyshire, Leader of Stockport Council, said: “This is great news for communities in Stockport. The Council has been working very hard, together with our partners, to provide more affordable and high-quality housing across the borough. We have already successfully brought a number of properties back into use through this scheme.
“This additional funding will help us to identify more empty homes and work with our housing partners to refurbish them, bringing them back to the market as affordable homes for local families.”1 Comment