The Ladywell Village Improvement Group has launched a petition to ask the Council to pressure owners of vacant commercial and residential properties in the town centre to bring them up to a decent standard, so that they can be put to use as functioning business premises and homes.
One of the main challenges for the regeneration of Ladywell Village been the unwillingness of some local property owners to bring empty property back into use and there are several examples of empty and poorly maintained property. These are a blight on the area and a deterrent to new businesses to move into the area.
The rotting flats above Coral bookmakers are among the worst examples of the problems that the petition is designed to address.
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