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Cornwall's Second Home Hotspots

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7:00am 19th January 2013

Pirate FM can reveal the Cornish communities where nearly half of homes are second homes.

Statistics show the St Minver Lowlands area has got the highest proportion in the Duchy, at almost 43 percent.

Gemma from Rock had to build her own home to get on the ladder.

She said: "It's good for local businesses, but at the same time you do need some homes for locals to live in. It's very difficult, I would say around this area, for people who've been brought up in the village and have lived in the village all their lives.

"It's difficult really, because obviously you need the second homes down here to create the jobs to keep the people who are local going. But at the same time, you need to find some way of making sure they've got somewhere to live."

There are calls for stricter rules on Cornwall's second homes.

Andrew Wallis, Councillor for Porthleven and Helston South, did the research and wants owners to have to get permission.

He said: "If there is an area which has too many, which actually has an impact on the local economy, the environment, schools, transport, then there could be some policy in place which says, 'hang on a minute, we're at a real pinch point here'. It's actually going to have a negative impact on the community, rather than a positive.

"There's no magic wand to wave around and say you need ten houses out of twenty houses can be second homes. It's finding what it can sustain. It also gives the people more say. And you have to remember, these second homes do contribute to the economy, they create jobs."


7:00am 19th January 2013

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