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Eyesore squat to be bought for housing
A DERELICT eyesore house which has been abandoned by its owner will be bought and put back into use as a home.
Tendring Council will make a compulsory purchase order (CPO) on 11 Berkeley Road, Clacton which has been empty and falling into a state of disrepair for the last 12 years.
The property has become a target for arsonists and it was also used as a squat two years ago. So far it has cost Tendring Council around £15,000 to tackle various problems.
The move to buy the property was agreed by the council’s cabinet on Thursday, September 13. The property will be renovated and repaired.
It will then be made available to a family currently on the housing register.