MARK DANCE, KCC CABINET MEMBER FOR REGENERATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT VISITS DOVER
This video was made by Melanie Wimmer, Journalism student at the University of Kent
THE BAKERY AT ST PETERS, BROADSTAIRS
Scott Rigden, Managing Director of Urban Surveying and Design explains how No Use Empty has helped a local business to grow, whilst at the same time creating new homes on the former site of an Old Bakery in St Peters.
Urban Surveying and Design are located at 22 Church Street, St. Peters,
Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2TT.
Tel: 01843 867507 / Web: www.urban-surveying.com
The No Use Empty campaign has been bringing empty and derelict properties in Kent back into use as much-needed homes for more than 5 years. A short film has been made to mark our anniversary with an introduction from KCC Regeneration Project Manager – Steve Grimshaw, followed by Property owner – Martin Neame on how the scheme helped his development and finally Thanet District Council’s Empty Property Officer, Mike Thompson on what the scheme has meant to Thanet.
Under the 2004 Housing Act, local authorities may take out an EDMO on properties which have been lying empty for at least six months. There are two kinds of EDMO – interim and final – which allows local authorities to ensure that empty properties are occupied and managed properly.