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P-05-1056 Give Local Authorities powers to control the housing market in rural and tourist areas of Wales

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Meeting: 17/03/2021 - Plenary (Item 8)

Debate on petition 'P-05-1056 Give Local Authorities powers to control the housing market in rural and tourist areas of Wales'

 

NDM7652 Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy)

To propose that the Senedd:

Notes the petition ‘P-05-1056 Give Local Authorities powers to control the housing market in rural and tourist areas of Wales’, which received 5,386 signatures.

P-05-1056 Give Local Authorities powers to control the housing market in rural and tourist areas of Wales

 

Minutes:

The item started at 15.59

NDM7652 Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy)

To propose that the Senedd:

Notes the petition ‘P-05-1056 Give Local Authorities powers to control the housing market in rural and tourist areas of Wales’, which received 5,386 signatures.

P-05-1056 Give Local Authorities powers to control the housing market in rural and tourist areas of Wales

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 


Meeting: 09/02/2021 - Petitions Committee (Item 3)

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Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the correspondence received and agree to write to the Business Committee to ask whether it would be possible for a Plenary debate on this petition to be scheduled before the end of this Senedd.



Meeting: 15/12/2020 - Petitions Committee (Item 2)

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Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee agreed to write back to the Minister for Housing and Local Government to ask what urgent action she is considering taking to mitigate the affordable housing challenges in many Welsh communities, seek a further response to the proposals put forward by the petitioners including, for example, possible changes in land transaction tax and council tax.

 

The Committee also agreed to ask that further powers be granted to local authorities to enable them to rectify the current situation and ask that the points raised by the petitioners and the Committee are addressed by the Minister in the statement that she intends to make in January 2021.

 

Members agreed to return to the petition, including the possibility of a further debate or specific investigation by a committee, following that statement and also indicated an interest in exploring further the potential issue of the second home owners registering their properties for business rates to avoid paying the second homes council tax premium.