A HOUSE that has been empty for four years will now be brought back into use for a family.

Rushmoor Council served a compulsory purchase order on the owner of 178 Caswell Close, a three-bedroom mid-terraced house in Cove, in December.

The house has been empty since December 1998 and has deteriorated.

Now the purchase order has been completed and the house sold to Pavilion Housing Association. Pavilion will use the Social Housing Grant to refurbish the house so it can be let to a family.