Petition launched urging Welsh Government to "take urgent action on the housing crisis"


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A petition had been launched by 'The Housing Justice Charter' urging the Welsh Government to "take urgent action on the housing crisis."


The 'Housing Justice Charter' is a "non-party political collaboration from across Wales", which calls for "a fundamental rethink of housing policy, ensuring that it prioritises the social, cultural, economic needs of communities and the sustainability of the natural environment rather than the commercial interests of large developers."


The group says that local people are being "priced out of their own communities" which is in turn "destroying our culture and language".


The groups said: "The Welsh Government must take meaningful action to enable the people of Wales to have fair access to decent homes and allow them to live in the communities that they love so much."


The group is calling on the Welsh Government to set up a Citizens Assembly "to drive change", in addition to implementing their eight demands.


The group is demanding that the Welsh Government:


1. Declare a housing emergency in Cymru

2 Create a bill to address housing inequality.

3. Protect our communities; rural and urban.

4. Protect Welsh Language and culture.

5. Reform social housing provision.

6 Urgently address the pressing issue of second home ownership.

7. Reform planning laws to respond to local housing needs.

8. Create a citizens assembly on housing.

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