Letter: Whitby’s lack of affordable homes

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At my request the following was on the agenda of the Whitby Parish Council Planning Committee meeting held on August 8.

All new-built homes in Whitby should be for sale to residents and should not be sold as second homes or for holiday letting.

It prompted a good discussion and it was decided that the situation should receive further serious attention. Many areas around the country are seeking to solve the problem of the lack of affordable homes and the loss of neighbourhoods and communities.

I am encouraged by the planning committee’s response and look forward to action being taken for Whitby.

Chris Lomas

Brunswick Street

Whitby