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Empty Property: Chelmsford

Volume 504: debated on Thursday 21 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of empty (a) residential and (b) commercial properties in (i) West Chelmsford constituency and (ii) Chelmsford local authority area in the last five years for which figures are available. (312481)

The number of empty residential properties in the Chelmsford local authority area in 2005 to 2009 are shown in the following table:

Number

2005

1,489

2006

1,551

2007

1,703

2008

1,706

2009

1,674

The data are both short-term and long-term empty dwellings as reported annually by all billing authorities in England in October of the year. Data are not available at a constituency level.

No estimates of empty non-domestic properties have been published.