Homes cost

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EMPTY homes in Forest Heath are costing the council £5,000 a month.

There are currently 510 homes in the district that have been empty for less than six months.

The cost to the council for these homes is £4,880 per month combined.

The figure was revealed at a council meeting last Wednesday, when Cllr Nigel Roman responded to a question from Cllr Tim Huggan as to how much empty homes were costing the authority.