How second-homes boom is hollowing out Yorkshire Dales villages

Council plans tax crackdown as influx of part-timers is pricing out locals and younger people and threatening schools and services

Increasing levels of second home ownership in the Yorkshire Dales have left the national park with a “flight of working-age people, school closures, loss of services and hollowed-out communities”, local politicians and campaigners have said.

The Yorkshire Dales national park authority chairman, Carl Lis, said people looking to the area for a picturesque bolthole were stimulating the housing market and helping to create “a gaping affordability gap between house prices and local wages”.

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Source: the guardian
How second-homes boom is hollowing out Yorkshire Dales villages