Newly-elected Senedd member welcomes First Minister's commitment to tackle second homes crisis


Cefin Campbell (Image: Plaid Cymru)

Plaid Cymru MS Cefin Campbell has welcomed the First Minister's commitment to tackle the second homes crisis that is affecting parts of the country.


The newly-elected MS for Canolbarth a Gorllewin Cymru said: "I welcome the First Minister's reference yesterday to the second homes crisis which is destroying Welsh communities. I urge him to give this issue priority."


In 1991, Campbell founded the first Menter Iaith in Cwm Gwendraeth, following the success of the Urdd Eisteddfod in the area. Menter Iaith is a community-based organisation which aims to raise the profile of the Welsh language in specific communities.


Today there are twenty-four Mentrau Iaith located in all corners of the country.


Second Homes


In recent years, second homes have become an increasingly contentious issue due to their adverse effect on communities and the Welsh language.

Second homes now account for more than 5% of the total housing stock in four local authorities:

  • Gwynedd - 10.76%

  • Sir Benfro - 9.15%

  • Sir Fôn - 8.26%

  • Ceredigion - 5.91%

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