It’s been revealed that the number of empty homes in East Northamptonshire is on the rise.
An investigation by the local news partnership’s revealed that Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough and East Northants authorities all saw the number of empty properties per square kilometre go up in 2016.
Corby’s increase of fifty percent was amongst the highest in the country – although the total of 0.11 per square kilometre was still amongst the lowest in the U.K.
Meanwhile it appears Peterborough’s bucking the trend.
The city had 1.73 empty homes per square kilometre last year – a small decrease year on year.
However between 2010 and 2016 the level reduced by 29 percent.