Councillor: owners should need permission to use house as second home

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Local Government

A Cornwall councillor is calling for homeowners in the county to be forced to seek permission to use their property as a second home. Independent Andrew Wallis believes urgent action is needed after it was revealed that over 14,000 of Cornwall's 260,000 houses are used as second homes. And in some areas, over 40% of properties are designated as second homes. Cllr Wallis has argued that the high volume of second homes is having a negative effect on the local population. On his blog he wrote: "I think it...

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