Eyesore property transformed into family home
A property that has been empty for 15 years has been turned into family home with help from a Denbighshire County Council scheme.
The property on Brighton Road, Rhyl, was in a poor condition and had become a hot spot for fly-tipping.
It has been purchased and renovated by Skeffington Properties with support from the Council’s empty homes plan which aims to bring 500 empty properties back into use by 2022.
Cllr Tony Thomas, the Council’s Lead Member for Housing and Communities, said: “This property had become an eyesore for residents in the area and was attracting anti-social behaviour such as fly tipping.
“Thanks to the owner of the property it has now been renovated to a very high standard and is being used as a family home, helping meet the housing needs of Denbighshire residents.
“As part of our Corporate Plan we are building new council houses, working with private developers and registered social lands lords to increase the number of affordable homes in the county, and tackling the issue of long-term empty properties.”
The Council provided support and advice to the property’s new owners to help move the project forward.
David Skeffington, of Skeffington Properties, said: “This former eyesore property has now been renovated to a very high standard and is benefiting the local community.
“There has been significant public investment in Rhyl and private investment is also helping the regeneration of the town.”
The Council has previously purchased and renovated another property on Brighton Road which has been converted into three self-contained energy efficient apartments.
Do you own an empty property which could be used as a home for a family? There is financial support and advice available to help you turn the property in a rental opportunity. Find out more herewww.denbighshire.gov.uk/emptyhomes