Number of empty homes that are brought back into use (as at July 2015 there were 1,795 homes empty 6 months or more; target to achieve 720 in total by 19/20)

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What does this mean?

An empty home is one which isn’t used by the owner.  The Council doesn’t want a lot of empty homes in neighbourhoods, as they could be used by residents, and are often unsightly.  Therefore, the Council works with owners to bring these homes back into use.  This measure shows how many empty homes the Council has brought back in to use each year.

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Why is this important?

This measure is important because it shows how well the Council is working with empty home owners to bring homes back in to use.