Tackling the Rural Housing Crisis

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90 Minutes

Farmers' Union of Wales

Tackling the Rural Housing Crisis

Rural communities across the UK have been under pressure due to second home ownership and related effects for decades, especially in ‘honeypot’ areas such as National Parks. However, the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the trend, causing rapid house price inflation and placing rural houses even further beyond the financial reach of rural and agricultural communities.

The FUW wrote to the Welsh Government twelve months ago calling for action to prevent an inevitable increase in pressure on rural housing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, since which the issue has become a reality and hit the national headlines.

In this seminar we will hear about the problems and experiences in different parts of Wales and the UK, and explore solutions that are more imaginative than simply building more houses.

Abi Kay - Chief Reporter / Prif Ohebydd
Farmers Guardian

Tim Farron - Cumbria MP and former Liberal Democrat leader /
AS Cumbria a chyn-arweinydd y Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol

Dyfrig Siencyn - Gwynedd County Council Leader and WLGA Rural Forum co-chair /
Arweinydd Cyngor Sir Gwynedd a chyd-gadeirydd Fforwm Gwledig CLlLC

Rhys Tudur - Nefyn Town Council leader and Hawl i Fyw Adra campaigner /
Arweinydd Cyngor Tref Nefyn ac ymgyrchydd Hawl i Fyw Adra

 

Dyfrig Siencyn - Gwynedd County Council Leader and WLGA Rural Forum co-chair
Tim Farron
Rhys Tudor