Houses for permanent residents

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Houses for permanent residents

This petition had 689 supporters

Beadnellseahouses Community started this petition to Leader of Northumberland County Council, Councillor Glen Sanderson (Leader of Northumberland County Counci) and


‘We the residents and supporters of the communities in Beadnell, Seahouses and North Sunderland urgently request the council, landowners and housing associations to take action to remedy the housing crisis in the area, provide social and affordable homes solely for permanent residents in-line with prices which reflect the wages in the area’

Our community respects and embraces tourism, however due to out of area investments and the increase popularity and profits in staycations many families and residents are forced out of their homes or simply cannot afford to live in the area. This is having a negative impact not only on the community but on local businesses who are unable to access employees due to the lack of residents in the area, despite offering wages in excess of the National minimum wage or living wage.

Without urgent investment in social and true affordable housing the area is not going to be able to sustain the tourism we rely on.

We therefore request urgent action to increase the housing stock in the area which is only available to people with true links to the area and restrict the exponential increase in holiday accommodation.

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This petition had 689 supporters