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Compulsory Purchase of Long-term Empty Property

- Approval to pursue compulsory purchase of long term empty property in a residential area of Cambridge City, in line with Empty Homes Policy.
- Approve provision of funding for purchase either through compulsory purchase or voluntary sale which will be recovered through the subsequent sale of the property.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £300,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/05/2019

Decision due: 18 Jun 2019 by Executive Councillor for Housing and Homelessness

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Housing and Homelessness

Department: Housing Services

Contact: Simonetta Macellari, Empty Homes Officer Email: Simonetta.Macellari@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: This is a key item and will automatically appear on the agenda.

Background Information: This decision will grant permission for the Council to apply to the Secretary of State to make a compulsory purchase order in relation to a long term vacant property, following an unsuccessful period of attempting to work with the owner to bring the property back into use.


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