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



This petition was submitted by Osian Jones having collected a total of 5,386 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

In a number of rural and tourist areas, a large proportion of local inhabitants are deprived of homes as house prices have been inflated by demand for second homes and holiday homes. The First Minister could direct the relevant Ministers to engage in urgent discussions with Local Authorities to draw up a strategy to ensure community control of the housing market mainly through amendments to the planning system.


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This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 04/10/2021.


The Committee sympathised with the issues raised in the petition and agreed to write to the Chair of the Local Government and Housing Committee in order to ask that they consider this issue as part of their programme of work. Members agreed to close the petition.


Full details of the consideration of this petition by the Committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 15/12/2020.



Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Arfon
  • North Wales


Further information



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 23/11/2020