Minister for Climate Change Julie James will set out an “ambitious three-pronged approach” to address the impact of second home ownership on Wales’ communities. Her three-pronged approach will focus on:
- support - addressing affordability and availability of housing, - regulatory framework and system - covering planning law and the introduction of a statutory registration scheme for holiday accommodation; and - a fairer contribution - using national and local taxation systems to ensure second home owners make a fair and effective contribution to the communities in which they buy. There will also be a pilot area in Wales, to be decided over the summer, where these new measures will be trialled and evaluated before being considered for wider rollout.
The Wales Tourism Alliance will be engaging and responding accordingly.