St Mabyn Village News

News from the village of St.Mabyn in North Cornwall...

Monday, March 03, 2008

Second-home owners

Second-home owners should be taxed specifically to ease the housing crisis in rural areas, the Government's "countryside tsar" demands today.
Stuart Burgess, the Prime Minister's rural advocate, warns that large numbers of properties are being "lost" to second homes and now used for just a few of weeks of the year, creating "resentment" in the villages left struggling to survive.
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