Owners of non-residential properties in the South Lakes could soon be offered grants to convert them into new, affordable homes.
South Lakeland District Council could give up to £25,000 per new home to those wanting to convert their commercial properties.
In return rents must be set at affordable rates for a minimum of five years and tenants selected from the council’s housing register.
Remaining costs are met by the owner.
Councillors hope the grants will help to regenerate town centres by reducing empty properties.
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