Crying Shame

17 Gwythers New RoadThere’s a housing shortage in South Molton, so why is this house in New Road being allowed to go to rack and ruin?

It’s been lyng empty  for over three years now. The front garden is totally overgrown (it’s barely possible to walk on the pavement), you can’t get to the front door and there are broken panes of glass. The whole house is gradually just deteriorating. Why?

Over the period it’s been empty it could have housed a homeless family and brought in at least £18,000 in rental income!