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7:01am 2nd June 2014

The number of Cornish homes standing empty for more than six months has rocketed.

It is up 410 in a year and the Empty Homes Agency says that is the fourth biggest rise in the country.

Across the Duchy there are 3,440 houses which do have not had anyone living in them for more than half a year.

That is despite there having been a significant drop nationally.

Campaigners say some of that is down to second homes standing empty with house prices making them unaffordable for locals - who risk being driven out of the places they grew up.

Helen Williams, chief executive of charity, the Empty Homes Agency, said: “Great strides have been made in reducing the number of homes that remain empty, but in some areas the numbers are on the rise again and with around one and a half million households on council waiting lists we cannot afford to take our eye off tackling the national waste of empty homes.”

“The housing crisis looks set to be a key battle ground in next year’s general election and we hope that all political parties compete to come up with creative initiatives to tackle empty homes.”

7:01am 2nd June 2014

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