Transformation underway for empty home in Winchester

An empty Winchester property is being brought back to life.

The three-bedroom property in Badger Farm was identified as left empty for a long period of time and fallen into a state of disrepair.

The council received a number of complaints due to overgrown vegetation and fly-tipping at the property.

Following a 12-month legal process, the council was successfully granted an interim empty dwelling management order (EDMO), which means it can undertake work on the property and bring it back into residential use.

This forms part of the drive to identify long-term empty properties to bring them back in to use and help reduce homelessness.

Long-term empty properties can also attract anti-social behaviour and can reduce property values in the surrounding area