RESIDENTS are being urged to have their say on Council Tax premiums for second homes and long-term empty homes in Conwy County.

Conwy County Borough Council is carrying out a survey about the Council Tax premiums to be levied on second homes and long-term empty homes for 2022/23.

The premium aims to encourage owners to bring empty properties into use and support the increase of affordable housing.

In December, councillors resolved to increase the premium to 50 per cent from April 1 2022, subject to a review.

The council wants to hear from second and long-term empty property owners, as well as those who do not own such properties, on what the premium should be. The survey also gives the opportunity for people to give their opinion on what effect the premium has on tourism, the Welsh language and affordable housing.

Brian Cossey, cabinet member for finance, revenue and benefits, said: “Owners of second homes and long term empty properties have been written to and asked to take part. The consultation is open to everyone to complete, and we’re keen to get the views of as many people as possible.”

Take part in the consultation at before August 20.