St Ives referendum: Second homes ban approved by voters
A seaside town has voted to stop the building of second homes.
A referendum for the residents of St Ives was held after a surge in holiday homes in the Cornish town and a shortage of affordable housing.
The plans mean new housing projects will get planning permission only if reserved for full-time residents.
More than 80% of voters backed the ban. However, a judicial review bid has been lodged against Cornwall Council by a local firm for allowing the referendum.
06 May 2016
- From the section Cornwall