This month a survey has been published by Action on Empty Homes showing the number of long-term empty homes in each local authority in England.
The data is provided by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government using local authority Council Taxbase figures for 2020 for homes in England which have been empty for at least 2 years.
In Sefton during 2019 there were 1,811 homes empty.
By 2020 this figure had risen to 2,155 empty homes, an increase of 19%.
Sefton’s Labour Council are actively progressing a policy of new-build housing, often on green-belt agricultural land to meet housing needs.
Perhaps they can tell us what they are doing to bring into use the 2,155 empty homes across the borough?