Gravesham has 680 empty properties across the borough - fewer than anywhere else in Kent

PUBLISHED: 16:20 02 June 2016 | UPDATED: 16:20 02 June 2016

Terraced houses (generic). Picture: Getty/Matt Cardy

Terraced houses (generic). Picture: Getty/Matt Cardy

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Figures are quoted as of October 2015

Gravesham Borough Council has revealed it has the lowest number of empty properties across all off Kent’s boroughs.

There are 680 empty buildings in Gravesham, with more than 190 lying dormant for more than six months.

To continue filling empty homes, the council is hosting an event on June 21.

From 9am to 1pm at the Civic Centre, owners of empty properties can find out what to do to get their empty property back in to use.

Cabinet member for housing, Anthony Pritchard, said: “Our proactive approach has contributed to these results and is driven by the Empty Property Corporate Working Group, which complements our Corporate Business Plan.

“The plan aims to deliver a more sustainable built environment and supply of high quality affordable housing, which has strengthened Gravesham’s position as the best performing authority in Kent.”

The event is free and does not require booking.

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