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Build 100 more affordable homes for rent for local familes in Southwold

July 21, 2019 4:10 PM

Build 100 more affordable homes for rent for local familes in Southwold Ward

before the next local elections in 2023 - SIGN THE PETITION

Ella MullinsCommons Attribution 2.0 Generic (Ella MullinsCommons Attribution 2.0 Generic)Why is this important?

Southwold is dying because local people are being priced out of homes by holiday lets. Two thirds of homes are holiday lets. The average house price is 21 times the average wage. We need 100 more affordable homes to rent quickly before our community dies.

Davis Beavan PPC 2019David Beavan, local LIb Dem District Councillor for Southwold said, "Our average age is 65. We want to hear children playing on our greens again. We want a vibrant community that welcomes visitors but is not banished by them. The government still subsidies second home owners who pay no rates. Local homes are developed into five bedroom holiday lets. Cleaners are bussed in. This is social apartheid".

East Suffolk Council say that we have enough affordable homes, when we hear 40 local people applied for one last week. We need 100 as soon as possible in Southwold Ward which includes Reydon and Walberswick, but definitely before the next Council elections in 2023.
As seen on Anglia TV on Friday evening.

To sign the petition: click on the link here: