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West Dorset District Council become second authority to back action plan
11:00am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
WEST Dorset District Council has become the second authority to back an action plan to tackle empty homes.
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council has already approved the plan, which was developed through a joint working party of members and officers from the two authorities.
A report drawn up by the working party revealed West Dorset had 550 long term empty homes as of October 1 last year and Weymouth and Portland a further 353.
A dedicated empty homes officer was appointed by the two councils to tackle the problem last year and the action plan outlines the enforcement powers available to local authorities to bring long term empty properties back into use.