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Empty Property

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th September 2013.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many empty homes have been brought back into use under the New Homes Bonus in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) England to date.

Photo of Mark Prisk Mark Prisk The Minister for Housing

The New Homes Bonus rewards the creation of new homes including long-term empty homes that are brought back into use within each local authority area. The net number of empty homes brought back into use for the three years since the bonus was introduced is:

for Barnsley: 249; for South Yorkshire (consisting of Barnsley, Doncaster, Sheffield and Rotherham authorities): 944; and for England: 55,702.

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