Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Not in my (holiday home's) backyard

Steve Rider deserve all the stick he is going to get for objecting to a "social housing" development in the Devon village where he has a holiday home. It's quite astonishing that he has the nerve to do this. Does he not realise that it is second home owners who make housing unaffordable for local people in rural and seaside communities?

According to the Independent:
The debate has split residents of the village, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with some second-home owners threatening to take their business elsewhere; others support the scheme, describing it as "vital for the long-term viability" of the community.

"Threatening to take their business elsewhere?" Outrageous.

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