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Nearly 2,000 empty homes in North East Lincolnshire

Hundreds have been empty for more than two years

Nearly 2,000 properties in North East Lincolnshire have stood empty for more than six months.

Around 800 of those empty homes have been empty for more than two years, according to council figures.

To combat increasing numbers of empty homes, North East Lincoln Council will be hosting drop in sessions for developers and residents to discuss the issue.

Councillor Peter Wheatley said: “All councils across the UK have a number of empty homes in their area, and North East Lincolnshire is no different.

“This is very much a national issue. Empty homes really can become a root cause of problems in a community, attracting vandalism, fly-tipping and antisocial behaviour.

“We are always willing to work with both owners of empty homes and with developers who are looking to snap up an empty property and transform it into a fully functioning home.”

Two sessions are being held in the ENGIE offices at New Oxford House, George Street, Grimsby on October 15 between 1pm and 4pm and on October 19 between 9am and 12pm.

If you would like to report an empty home reporting problems in your area, you can do some on the council website.

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