Burnley empty homes to be brought back into use
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development
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Calico Homes has acquired funding to bring a number of empty properties across Burnley back into use.
Over a three-year period, the 4,500-home social landlord will use the funds, acquired through the government’s empty homes programme, to purchase and refurbish 35 properties that have been empty for some time.
Once renovated, the properties will be made available for rent.
Gary Rooke, development assistant for Calico, said: “We’re proud and excited to start work on a project that will not only go some way to resolving the problems of empty homes within the town, but will also improve the conditions of the properties and provide good quality homes for rent for people in Burnley.”
Building work will be completed by Ring Stones Maintenance and Construction, who will commence on the first six homes in August 2013.