Our last update on the Moseley Road houses revealed that there appeared to be some decisions being made with regards to the future of the buildings – however it was implied that the houses were going to be bought as a ‘job lot’ or turned into offices.
Further to this I carried out some research on What Can the Local Authority Do? – suggested by dp who commented on the previous Moseley Road update. “Section 79 of the 1984 Act empowers local authorities to deal with ruinous and dilapidated buildings or structures and neglected sites ‘in the interests of amenity”. This suggests that the Council must have some power or knowledge on the future plan for the Moseley Road houses. I therefore left several messages with the ‘Empty Properties Team’. Unfortunately none of my messages were returned, at which point I decided to send an FOI request in the hope this might encourage someone to respond to my questions.
At present the FOI hasn’t been returned, it is expected to take 20 days, so hopefully I shall expect a reply soon!