I grew up near Rye and have noticed that the town seems to be full of holiday homes, making the town very expensive to live in. There are also far too few affordable housing and council housing projects.
How do we control the buying of holiday houses? There are enough hotels in the area which employ lots of people, whereas holiday rents put money in a small number of people’s pockets, while also making it harder for people who work in Rye to buy a home there.
This has also happened as the High Street seems to have become full of useless expensive tat.
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