Alex Easton MLA has today called for action over the amount of empty homes in Kilcooley.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“While I was walking around Kilcooley doing the delivering of the Electoral Registration leaflets, I was very surprised by the amount of empty Housing Executive property’s lying empty within Kilcooley. At a time when there are many people crying out for a home and are on the Housing Executives housing list, I was really very surprised at how many empty homes I came across.”

“There are at least a dozen houses and flats currently boarded up in Kilcooley, and I can only guess as to the level of empty property’s there are across North Down which I will contacting the Housing Executive to find out about. The Housing Executive need to put a short turnaround time limit on empty properties, so that we can move people into these properties as a matter of urgency. I do not want to see large amounts of empty property’s lying ideal when they can be in use. I am today calling on the Housing Executive to speed their processes to get these homes fit for purpose, so we can get people into homes and reduce the HE waiting list.”