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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.

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