Thursday, 16 September 2010

Scandal of 770,000 Empty Homes in Britain

This is a major issue in Haslingden and Hyndburn. Below is the table from a parliamentary question I tabled listing the 770,000 properties that exist in England alone.

In Hyndburn the figure is 2,437 excluding Haslingden which is part of Rossendale but which makes up another one-seventh of the constituency.

PQ 0967 Graham Jones


Number  of empty dwellings in England by local authority as at October 2009
Data are taken from the Council Tax Base (CTB) and CTB(Supplementary) forms
These are completed annually by all billing authorities
Data are the sum of both long-term and short-term empty dwellings

Local Authority Total Empty Dwellings
Total England               -  
Leeds 14,828
Manchester 14,488
Bradford 13,720
Birmingham 13,573
Liverpool 12,392
Durham UA 10,156
Cornwall UA 9,407
Sheffield 8,188
Kirklees 7,979
Kingston upon Hull UA 6,760
Sefton 6,640
Salford 6,513
Cheshire East UA 6,439
Wirral 6,360
Bolton 6,196
Wakefield 5,862
Nottingham City UA 5,820
Northumberland UA 5,729
Stoke-on-Trent UA 5,688
Gateshead 5,583
Wigan 5,504
Wiltshire UA 5,469
East Riding of Yorkshire UA 5,457
Doncaster 5,384
Calderdale 5,088
Leicester UA 5,087
Oldham 5,036
Sandwell 5,013
Bristol 4,890
Cheshire West and Chester UA 4,752
Wolverhampton 4,739
Barnsley 4,519
Newcastle upon Tyne 4,385
Derby UA 4,373
Shropshire UA 4,370
Tower Hamlets 4,203
Tameside 4,189
Sunderland 4,183
Coventry 4,181
Croydon 4,066
Westminster 3,968
Dudley 3,907
Lambeth 3,898
Rotherham 3,850
Rochdale 3,844
Hackney 3,840
Stockport 3,748
Newham 3,718
Blackpool UA 3,690
Brighton and Hove 3,655
Barnet 3,652
Thanet 3,628
Bromley 3,613
Walsall 3,611
Bournemouth UA 3,589
Medway Towns UA 3,561
Greenwich 3,497
Blackburn with Darwen UA 3,448
Northampton 3,393
Portsmouth UA 3,347
Torbay UA 3,254
Burnley 3,232
North Tyneside 3,209
Stockton-on-Tees UA 3,138
Trafford 3,084
Central Bedfordshire UA 3,071
Ealing 3,038
Southampton UA 3,030
Plymouth UA 3,006
Southwark 3,001
Bury 2,991
East Lindsey 2,981
North East Lincolnshire UA 2,926
Kensington & Chelsea 2,854
Pendle 2,823
Havering 2,794
St Helens 2,788
Tendring 2,720
Preston 2,715
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk 2,700
Isle of Wight UA 2,691
Knowsley 2,618
South Somerset 2,603
Camden 2,592
Peterborough UA 2,590
North Lincolnshire UA 2,588
Herefordshire UA 2,579
Southend-on-Sea UA 2,566
Harrogate 2,563
Lancaster 2,556
Enfield 2,508
Redbridge 2,489
Redcar & Cleveland UA 2,472
Warrington UA 2,443
Hyndburn 2,437
Middlesbrough UA 2,428
Ipswich 2,427
Scarborough 2,374
Wyre 2,373
Haringey 2,336
Milton Keynes UA 2,318
South Tyneside 2,305
South Gloucestershire UA 2,304
Brent 2,268
Sutton 2,248
Waltham Forest 2,246
Waveney 2,243
North Somerset UA 2,234
Lewisham 2,215
Newcastle-under-Lyme 2,200
Norwich 2,191
Reading UA 2,174
Bedford UA 2,171
Luton UA 2,142
Islington 2,140
Wandsworth 2,111
Kingston upon Thames 2,104
Bassetlaw 2,090
Dover 2,070
Hastings 2,067
North Norfolk 2,063
Bexley 2,059
Poole UA 2,046
Shepway 2,045
Colchester 2,034
Hammersmith & Fulham 2,025
Newark & Sherwood 2,020
Ashfield 2,011
Mansfield 1,977
Amber Valley 1,965
East Devon 1,964
Gloucester 1,961
South Lakeland 1,956
Braintree 1,947
South Kesteven 1,942
Windsor & Maidenhead UA 1,936
Bath & North East Somerset 1,933
New Forest 1,933
Swale 1,932
Swindon UA 1,928
Hillingdon 1,918
Elmbridge 1,906
Halton UA 1,884
Canterbury 1,879
Hartlepool UA 1,879
Eastbourne 1,878
Nuneaton & Bedworth 1,876
Thurrock UA 1,875
Huntingdonshire 1,874
Suffolk Coastal 1,853
West Lindsey 1,851
Charnwood 1,833
Erewash 1,831
Fylde 1,831
East Staffordshire 1,821
Cheltenham 1,808
Worthing 1,808
Arun 1,805
Basildon 1,784
Stratford-on-Avon 1,781
Aylesbury Vale 1,780
Darlington UA 1,776
Staffordshire Moorlands 1,775
Telford & Wrekin UA 1,774
Breckland 1,766
Gedling 1,764
Merton 1,750
Carlisle 1,743
Great Yarmouth 1,743
Barrow-in-Furness 1,737
Warwick 1,733
Teignbridge 1,721
Bolsover 1,718
Chesterfield 1,699
Basingstoke & Deane 1,696
Waverley 1,691
Cherwell 1,689
Wealden 1,683
Wycombe 1,677
Chelmsford 1,674
Sedgemoor 1,671
Stafford 1,656
Rother 1,652
Solihull 1,651
Barking & Dagenham 1,643
Allerdale 1,618
Lincoln 1,602
Stroud 1,586
Kettering 1,584
Taunton Deane 1,583
South Norfolk 1,577
Mid Sussex 1,565
Oxford 1,558
Wyre Forest 1,539
Dacorum 1,534
South Cambridgeshire 1,528
North Hertfordshire 1,526
Chorley 1,522
Maidstone 1,511
Mendip 1,503
West Lancashire 1,503
Epping Forest 1,501
Chichester 1,495
York UA 1,491
Hounslow 1,486
North Devon 1,484
North Kesteven 1,473
East Hertfordshire 1,470
Wychavon 1,469
Broxtowe 1,460
High Peak 1,459
South Hams 1,449
Rugby 1,436
East Northamptonshire 1,435
Rossendale 1,414
Hinckley & Bosworth 1,413
Rushcliffe 1,412
Copeland 1,408
Guildford 1,400
Harrow 1,388
Sevenoaks 1,373
Broadland 1,366
South Ribble 1,355
Cannock Chase 1,348
Worcester 1,348
West Berkshire UA 1,334
North West Leicestershire 1,331
Richmond upon Thames 1,322
Derbyshire Dales 1,320
St Albans 1,317
Tunbridge Wells 1,314
Wokingham UA 1,309
Forest of Dean 1,300
Horsham 1,289
West Dorset 1,287
Reigate & Banstead 1,277
Gosport 1,266
Fenland 1,261
Winchester 1,261
Eastleigh 1,258
North East Derbyshire 1,257
Lewes 1,253
West Oxfordshire 1,249
East Hampshire 1,243
Ashford 1,228
South Staffordshire 1,226
Cambridge 1,222
South Derbyshire 1,216
Bracknell Forest UA 1,206
Cotswold 1,205
South Oxfordshire 1,199
Lichfield 1,161
Vale of White Horse 1,160
Selby 1,157
Hambleton 1,154
Dartford 1,152
Forest Heath 1,135
East Cambridgeshire 1,131
Wellingborough 1,131
Tonbridge & Malling 1,127
Babergh 1,123
Harborough 1,111
Chiltern 1,100
Slough UA 1,093
Watford 1,074
Havant 1,063
Gravesham 1,048
St Edmundsbury 1,048
Mid Devon 1,043
Malvern Hills 1,034
Bromsgrove 1,026
Tandridge 1,021
Spelthorne 1,016
Torridge 1,008
Mid Suffolk 1,003
Blaby 999
Tewkesbury 994
Fareham 990
Rochford 987
South Holland 983
Ryedale 976
South Northamptonshire 966
Uttlesford 964
West Devon 955
Craven 950
Boston 941
Hart 936
Hertsmere 934
Castle Point 916
Runnymede 906
Weymouth & Portland 890
North Dorset 889
Redditch 882
Woking 881
Test Valley 865
Mole Valley 864
Stevenage 858
East Dorset 851
Ribble Valley 838
Three Rivers 829
Tamworth 793
Richmondshire 790
Surrey Heath 787
Eden 755
Brentwood 753
Crawley 712
Corby 708
South Bucks 705
Rushmoor 701
Exeter 700
Maldon 692
North Warwickshire 679
Broxbourne 668
Epsom and Ewell 656
Melton 653
Daventry 646
Christchurch 636
West Somerset 617
Adur 568
Harlow 544
Rutland UA 538
Welwyn Hatfield 496
Oadby & Wigston 495
Purbeck 394
City of London 72
Isles of Scilly 9
Source: Council Tax Base (CTB) and CTB(Supplementary) forms