Guy Opperman (Hexham, Conservative)
What steps he is taking to promote the refurbishment of empty and vacant homes in Northumberland.
Andrew Stunell (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Communities and Local Government; Hazel Grove, Liberal Democrat)
I have allocated £150 million to bring empty homes back into use, and £160,000 has already been committed to a project in Northumberland, subject to contract. In addition, of course, Northumberland has received a reward of £630,000 through the new homes bonus for bringing 256 long-term empty homes back into use.
Good news for green belt protection and our plans to bring empty homes back into use