• It is really worrying that there are over 3000 (3,096) houses in East Devon that have been empty for more than six months – that’s one and a half times the size of Ottery St Mary.  Most of that number (2,338), are second homes – it is a terrible waste. Around 3,000 households are waiting to be housed on East Devon District Council’s housing needs register. If the Government is really serious about providing homes for people it should address the growing problem of second home ownership as a priority.  Leaving houses empty for months on end is damaging to local [...]

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