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Issued: 20 December 2022
South Hams’ Full Council has unanimously agreed proposals for second homeowners to pay a fair share of Council Tax. The proposals agreed would see second homeowners paying double the Council Tax amount for an area.
Proposals for the Council to adopt a 100% Council Tax Second Homes Premium as soon as legislation allows were passed yesterday, Thursday 15 December, at Full Council.
South Hams District Council declared a housing crisis in September 2021 and backed their declaration by a 12-point action plan. One of those actions included lobbying Government to allow local councils to be able to charge 200% Council Tax on second or holiday homes to ensure they contribute fairly towards the services they receive.
The Bill proposes that councils will be allowed to introduce a Council Tax premium of up to 100% in respect of second homes, meaning second homes would pay double the amount of Council Tax for an area.
The Bill is likely to become law from 1 April 2024 at the earliest.
Cllr Judy Pearce, Leader of South Hams District Council, said: “I’m really pleased to bring this motion to Council with Cllr Brazil. It’s yet another tick in the box of our Housing Crisis’s list of things that we are trying to resolve.
“We’re not declaring war on second homes; we’re simply levelling the field to make it easier for our local residents to find somewhere to live, let alone somewhere to buy. We know that the majority of p
Council Tax is charged to households to help fund the services that the area’s local Town, District, County Council, Police, Fire service and Crime Commissioner provide. These services are essential for a community to function and are designed to improve the quality of life for the people who live in their communities.
The proposals to charge a 100% Council Tax premium on second homes were agreed with a unanimous vote.
Cllr Valerie Scott has produced a helpful glossary of planning terms that will help the uninitiated to interpret the Neighbourhood Plan and other planning documents of relevance to the parish.
See Neighbourhood Plan>DOCUMENTS>BACKGROUND INFORMATION PAPERS
The Agenda for this meeting is as follows:-
Agenda – Bigbury Parish Council meeting – December 17th, 2020
An Extraordinary Meeting of Bigbury Parish Council is to be held on Thursday, 17th December, 2020 at 19:30 to discuss Planning Related Matters. This will be a virtual meeting on Zoom (on-line)
2. Declarations of Interest
3. Apologies for Absence
4. Planning related matters (members of the public are welcome to participate during this agenda item and may submit their views on any planning matters)
2078/20/FUL, Land SW of Bigbury Court Farm Buildings, Bigbury, TQ7 4BE
3804/20/HHO, Shoal of Furze, Aveton Gifford, TQ7 4NJ
3804/20/LBC, Shoal of Furze, Aveton Gifford, TQ7 4NJ
3731/20/ARC, Royal Oak, Bigbury, TQ7 4AP.
3662/20/ARC, Southway, Marine Drive, Bigbury on Sea.
2828/20/FUL, Barby Lodge, Cleveland Drive, Bigbury on Sea, TQ7 4AY
5. Any other business
This on line meeting will be hosted on the Zoom website at 19:30
Meeting I.D. 837 1313 8649, Password 664668
THE DATE FOR THE REFERENDUM ON BIGBURY’S NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN HAS BEEN SET FOR THURSDAY 27TH FEBRUARY 2020.
If you value the opportunity to exercise greater control on development within our parish, please go along to the Memorial Hall, StAnn’s Chapel, and vote.