Date published: 1st June 2016

The prestigious Empty Homes Innovation Award has been given to NNDC’s Enforcement Board for their innovative approach to bringing empty homes back into use.

The Award recognises the Board’s close working across Council departments to ensure projects are identified and plans actioned without delay. 

Deputy Leader of North Norfolk District Council Judy Oliver said: “We are incredibly proud to be given this award and I would like to offer my congratulations to the Enforcement Board.

“The success of this group is about the momentum to make things happen. The Board is a significant strength of the Council, speeding up both actions and outcomes in relation to the most problematic empty or derelict sites.”

NNDC’s Enforcement Board has considered 127 cases since it was set up in 2012, with positive action being taken on 121 cases.

David Gibbens Secretary of the Empty Homes Network said: “Congratulations on this well-deserved success which will be an inspiration to other authorities up and down the country.”

The Award was presented by the Empty Homes Network at their annual conference in Birmingham in May.


Last updated: 6th July 2016