Braintree district: Number of empty homes among highest in east of England (From Braintree and Witham Times)
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Braintree district: Number of empty homes among highest in east of England
10:00am Tuesday 28th August 2012 in News
Braintree district has one of the highest number of empty homes in the East of England.
Figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government show there were 1,711 empty homes up until October last year.
It equates to 2.8 per cent of the estimated 61,290 housing association, public and private sector homes in the district.
The GMB union, which has used the figures to rank each district, said Braintree is 14th out of 47 local authority areas in the East of England for the percentage of empty homes.