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Council ‘dithering’ as large property still empty

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A huge Council property has now been empty for over 6 years whilst families are exported to Bed and Breakfast hotels outside of MK.

Three years ago Bradville Councillor Margaret Burke highlighted that a very large Council owned building was sitting empty.

Three years and four months on the property is still vacant. During that time the Council has spent thousands of pounds on B&B hotel placements for homeless families when they could have been housed locally.

Cllr Margaret Burke said, “It is a disgrace that this building has been empty for 6 years. It could have been used to reduce the number of homeless households put in B&B in far off places like Luton and Kettering.”

She believes that the Council must take action. And stop dithering.

“I think it should be used  as temporary accommodation in preference to B&B. In the longer term either the site could be developed for OAP bungalows or the building converted into flats. Whatever is decided the Council must stop dithering. Leaving it empty for 6 years is a disgrace and a waste of money.”  

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