At its next meeting Executive Board members will be asked to agree a way forward to bring empty properties across the county borough back into use, including using assistance and where necessary enforcement.

The plans, if approved, will only be used to bring problematic long term empty properties and land back into use as often owners are willing to work with us to make use of various loan schemes to improve their properties.

Bringing long-term empty is an increasing priority for ourselves and Welsh Government and we have previously secured funding from the Welsh Government to tackle this issue throughout the county borough through initiatives such as the Houses into Homes and Vibrant and Viable Places schemes. While the Vibrant and Viable Places scheme has formally come to an end, loan funding continues to be used to support the regeneration of Wrexham Town Centre and totals £2.5m via the Empty Property Loans and £500,000 via Empty Property Acquisition loans.

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Additional funding has also been secured through the Welsh Government’s
Town Centre Loans to support third parties in obtaining, refurbishing and redeveloping properties within Wrexham town centre. Properties outside of
the town centre will be able to secure Houses into Homes funding and
may also need alternative sources of funding to be confirmed on a case by case basis.

Executive Board meets on Tuesday, July 9 at 10 am and the meeting will be webcast. You can take a look at the full agenda here.

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