In rural places across the United Kingdom from Cumbria to Cornwall, and Wales to Northumberland, the explosion in the number of family homes being turned into second homes and holiday lets is turning our beautiful vibrant communities into ghost towns.
Holiday lets provide great economic benefit to the local area and of course people are entitled to buy a second home, but the need for families to have a home of their own must come first.
We want to see holiday lets and second homes become different categories of planning use so that local councils have the power and resources to say when enough is enough.
This should have happened years ago but the extreme circumstances brought about by the pandemic and the stamp duty holiday mean that now surely is the time for radical action.
Show your support for the campaign by signing our petition today...
I the undersigned call on the Government to change planning law so that local authorities have the power to determine whether homes designed for local families can be turned into second homes or holiday lets.