Taking over farmland but not holiday lets?


Back in March we referred to the ‘New Frontiers’ document which sets out what Cornwall Council wants from the Government. It included a proposal to take over farmland at pretty much existing value and then develop it.

Odd that the document did not come up with proposals to allow Cornwall Council to identify holiday lets and second homes and obtain the powers necessary to acquire the properties at a small multiple of existing value to enable such properties to be used to meet housing need

Would probably annoy too many of the rich and powerful!

Extracts from the report below. The full report can be found at:
https://democracy.cornwall.gov.uk/mgChooseDocPack.aspx?ID=7599

Our Ask
To work with Government to develop a pioneering new model that would allow Cornwall Council to identify and test potential new sites for garden villages and obtain the powers necessary to acquire the allocated land at a small multiple of agricultural value. This would involve revisions to compulsory purchase legislation and new planning legislation alongside associated planning policy and regulations.

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