Empty ‘eyesore’ Radcliffe house renovated after complaints

An empty house has been given a new lease of life by the council after a raft of complaints from residents about it being an eyesore.

The house on Far Hey Close in Radcliffe had fallen into disrepair over the years.

The council had received multiple complaints about the negative effect this was having on the local area.

With funding from Homes England, the council was able to buy the property from its owners and carry out a full renovation.

The property will now be added to the council’s affordable housing stock and will be let by Six Town Housing to a family on the housing register.

Cllr Clare Cummins, cabinet member for housing services at the local authority, said: “This is the 49th empty property we have brought back into use in recent years.

“It gives families much needed new homes and reduces blight in our neighbourhoods.”

Homes England said: “Despite the current challenges affecting the country, accelerating housebuilding remains our number one priority.

“We are committed to supporting Bury Council that has ambitions to build new homes and our investment through affordable housing grant allows us to do that.

“We’re delighted that this funding has enabled Bury Council to deliver much needed new homes in Bury.”

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