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Empty Property: Greater Manchester

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 15th October 2012.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the number of empty (a) business and (b) residential properties in (i) Tameside and (ii) Stockport in each year since May 2010.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Communities and Local Government

Details of the number of empty (a) hereditaments and (b) domestic dwellings in (i) Tameside and (ii) Stockport in each year since May 2010 are given in the following tables. In the interests of transparency we are also including data back to May 2009.

Empty hereditaments
As at 31 March each year Number empty
Tameside  
2010 1,422
2011 1,465
2012 1,233
   
Stockport  
2010 2,014
2011 2,134
2012 1,932

Details of the empty hereditaments were supplied by local authorities in England on the annual national non-domestic rates (NNDR3) return and are published on the DCLG website at:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/localgovernment/localregional/localgovernmentfinance/statistics/nondomesticrates/outturn/

Empty domestic dwellings
As at October each year Long-term empty dwellings Short-term empty dwellings Total empty dwellings
Tameside      
2009 2,113 2,076 4,189
2010 1,874 1,925 3,799
2011 1,709 1,964 3,673
       
Stockport      
2009 1,597 2,151 3,748
2010 1,500 1,989 3,489
2011 1,399 1,969 3,368

Details of the empty domestic dwellings were supplied by local authorities in England on the annual council tax base for formula grant purposes return and are published on the DCLG website at

http://www.communities.gov.uk/localgovernment/localregional/localgovernmentfinance/statistics/counciltaxbase/

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