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Second homes: European perspectives and UK policies

Gallent, Nick, Mace, Alan ORCID: 0000-0001-9920-8765 and Tewdwr-Jones, Mark (2005) Second homes: European perspectives and UK policies. Ashgate Dartmouth, London, UK. ISBN 9780754642398

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Second homes are once again a source of political and social contention in rural areas. The British government's decision to reduce Council Tax discounts on second homes in England in April 2004 has caused wide debate in local communities, local authorities, and the media. The debate has not only focused on the vexed Council Tax issue, but on wider rural housing concerns. Questions have been raised as to whether second homes are a major cause of housing affordability problems in rural areas, and whether they lead to the displacement of local people in rural communities. In the face of anecdotal evidence being presented to answer these questions, Second Homes: European Perspectives and UK Policies, offers a more comprehensive analysis of the second homes question as it now exists. This up-to-date and authoritative analysis of second homes draws on the latest research and offers a critical insight into current housing problems in rural communities. Those interested in rural and housing studies will find the book valuable.

Item Type: Book
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Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD100 Land Use
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2010 13:33
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 12:48

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