Cornwall’s Second Homes and Holiday Lets by Electoral Division

After the success in getting Cornwall Council to lobby the Government to bring in legislation that would bring some control into the housing market (it will still be a long process); I have been asked for more detail than the actual top 10 areas with the most second homes/holiday lets. And here is those details by Cornwall Council’s Electoral Divisions:

Electoral Division  Holiday lets business rates database 29/11/2012  Second homes Council tax database 27/11/2012 Total Holiday Lets and Second homes November 2012 Total household spaces, 2011 Census % household spaces holiday lets and second homes
St Endellion           559        1,054        1,613       2,930 55%
Padstow           450          978        1,428       3,366 42%
Roseland           246          603          849       2,458 35%
St Ives North           218          593          811       2,691 30%
St Issey           263          279          542       2,215 24%
Looe West and Lansallos           191          328          519       2,170 24%
Poundstock           234          228          462       1,966 23%
Flexbury and Poughill           321          167          488       2,252 22%
St Ives South           100          377          477       2,243 21%
Mevagissey           211          319          530       2,526 21%
Rame             65          497          562       2,734 21%
Tintagel           173          302          475       2,338 20%
St Buryan           152          323          475       2,488 19%
Fowey           185          295          480       2,604 18%
Colan and Mawgan           178          196          374       2,075 18%
Pelynt           218          193          411       2,290 18%
Lostwithiel           118          336          454       2,567 18%
St Keverne and Meneage           145          285          430       2,464 17%
St Columb           296          101          397       2,345 17%
Gwinear-Gwithian and St Erth           237          131          368       2,177 17%
Lelant and Carbis Bay             93          266          359       2,128 17%
Ludgvan           200          126          326       1,966 17%
Constantine           140          273          413       2,493 17%
Mullion           134          212          346       2,422 14%
Looe East           101          200          301       2,128 14%
Hayle North             91          216          307       2,220 14%
Perranporth           130          174          304       2,255 13%
Camelford           117          125          242       1,860 13%
Newquay Central             98          166          264       2,056 13%
Newlyn and Mousehole             43          290          333       2,610 13%
St Teath           106          146          252       2,006 13%
Newlyn and Goonhavern           148          133          281       2,321 12%
St Just in Penwith             73          226          299       2,586 12%
Marazion           101          168          269       2,352 11%
Porthleven and Helston South             88          155          243       2,126 11%
St Agnes           120          150          270       2,363 11%
Falmouth Gyllyngvase             50          188          238       2,154 11%
Newquay Pentire             65          175          240       2,262 11%
Lanivet           126            68          194       1,858 10%
Mount Hawke and Portreath             82          154          236       2,263 10%
St Cleer           125            83          208       2,179 10%
Wadebridge East             75          108          183       1,991 9%
Bude North and Stratton           103          193          296       3,225 9%
Penryn East and Mylor             53          179          232       2,680 9%
Breage             62          127          189       2,273 8%
Gunnislake           115            51          166       2,158 8%
Menheniot             66            56          122       1,632 7%
St Mewan             56            67          123       1,741 7%
Feock and Kea             55            97          152       2,192 7%
Bude South             18            77            95       1,400 7%
St Austell Bay             30          123          153       2,256 7%
Newquay Treviglas             40            70          110       1,791 6%
Falmouth Penwerris             33            89          122       2,104 6%
Penzance Central             25          104          129       2,586 5%
Stokeclimsland             23            58            81       1,653 5%
Wendron             49            53          102       2,123 5%
Altarnun             28            55            83       1,828 5%
Probus             28            55            83       1,832 5%
Ladock, St Clement & St Erme             35            54            89       1,965 5%
St Germans             46            41            87       1,935 4%
Newquay Tretherras             10            60            70       1,621 4%
Wadebridge West               5            75            80       1,925 4%
St Ive             42            35            77       1,934 4%
Launceston North             34            34            68       1,740 4%
Penzance Promenade               7            57            64       1,782 4%
Falmouth Arwenack               6            69            75       2,113 4%
Stithians             31            37            68       2,244 3%
Kelly Bray             14            40            54       1,841 3%
Mabe             21            35            56       2,075 3%
Tywardreath             11            40            51       2,218 2%
Chacewater and Kenwyn               9            28            37       1,688 2%
Saltash St Stephens             39              8            47       2,180 2%
Illogan             23            15            38       1,861 2%
St Blaise             19            21            40       2,007 2%
Roche             18            14            32       1,686 2%
Falmouth Boslowick             13            27            40       2,135 2%
St Stephen             14            23            37       1,993 2%
Hayle South             10            23            33       1,839 2%
Gulval and Heamoor               4            31            35       1,993 2%
Bugle             18            13            31       1,833 2%
Penzance East               2            38            40       2,379 2%
Helston Central               4            31            35       2,116 2%
Camborne West             15            20            35       2,148 2%
Newquay Treloggan             10            23            33       2,033 2%
Penwithick             11            20            31       1,924 2%
Truro Moresk               2            34            36       2,266 2%
Bodmin East             11            17            28       1,774 2%
Launceston South             10            19            29       2,000 1%
St Enoder               4            24            28       1,934 1%
Carn Brea South               9            16            25       1,745 1%
Liskeard North               4              7            11         891 1%
Saltash Pill             –            23            23       1,924 1%
Penryn West               2            23            25       2,098 1%
St Day and Lanner               6            18            24       2,015 1%
Torpoint East             –            21            21       1,817 1%
Saltash Burraton             –            18            18       1,558 1%
Bodmin West               8            18            26       2,268 1%
Bodmin Central               1            26            27       2,443 1%
Truro Boscawen               2            25            27       2,476 1%
Launceston Central             –            17            17       1,617 1%
Camborne North               2            19            21       2,001 1%
Mount Charles               2            20            22       2,129 1%
Callington               9            13            22       2,178 1%
St Dennis               9            10            19       1,932 1%
Truro Tregolls             –            23            23       2,404 1%
Liskeard Central               1            20            21       2,248 1%
St Austell Poltair               4            11            15       1,846 1%
Camborne South             –            12            12       1,594 1%
St Austell Gover               2            13            15       2,030 1%
Truro Trehaverne             –            13            13       1,844 1%
Troon and Beacon               2            14            16       2,277 1%
Carn Brea North               3            13            16       2,315 1%
Camborne Central             –            11            11       2,128 1%
Redruth South             –            10            10       1,954 1%
Threemilestone and Gloweth               2              7              9       1,792 1%
Helston North             –            11            11       2,378 0%
Saltash Essa             –              7              7       1,619 0%
Liskeard South and Dobwalls             –              9              9       2,092 0%
Redruth North               2              6              8       1,892 0%
Redruth Central             –              8              8       1,979 0%
St Austell Bethel               1              7              8       2,017 0%
Falmouth Trescobeas             –              6              6       1,975 0%
Torpoint West             –              5              5       1,716 0%

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5 comments

  • anonymouse

    Can you please stop lumping holiday lets and second homes into the same category.

    One type is very important to Porthlevens local economy and the other isn’t

    Playing with statistics to prove your pet project just makes you look like another dishonest politician. If the statistics where gathered in this way – then you should make an effort to show the true story 9and i know you have broken down the figures elsewhere).

    If we are going to have a debate on this – lets make it an honest one.

  • Andrew Wallis

    I have not just lumped the figures together to skew any stats I have made it perfectly clear there is a difference in the different types.

    In other posts it shows only second homes. This latest one looks at dwelling that are not in full time occupation as the total percentage on the housing stock. And I have also made it clear I am not against these types of housing, just need to bring some control into the market.

    In fact, both types play an important part in local economies. But I would agree with you that one could be seen as more beneficial than the other.

    As for playing with statistics, I have not. I have posted all in the purest form.

    Furthermore, It is also not a pet project, it is looking at the long term sustainability of Porthleven. That is what is important. If that is called a pet-project, then I will be happily accept that tag. But I guess it is easy to criticise behind a mask of obscurity, but if you want an open debate, lets meet and discuss it and anything else you feels that is important. It is after all what I am here for.

  • I fully appreciate and support your work in looking at the long term sustainability of our communities.

    Do you think it is possible however that the Holiday lets business rates database 29/11/2012 overstates the number/impact of dwellings that are not in full time occupation by also including:
    1) Businesses such as B&B’s having a mix of residents and visitors?
    2) Individual units in holiday parks that do not form part of our communities?

    With regard to second homes database do you think that there is an element of tax avoidance that boosts the figures and do you think many are used as student accommodation owned by parents?

    The two wards of Looe have very contrasting figures and I wonder if it is possible to hone down on just the town of Looe rather than including all the outlying areas as far as Lansallos?

  • Wendy Earl

    Thanks for pursuing this issue Andrew. If you have a holiday home (ie offer for letting for 14 weeks but no 6 month winter lets) from a tax point of view, if you run it at a loss and gradually ‘do it up’ you can offset that loss against any other income you might have. In other words you have taxpayers sponsoring your second home & making it an increased asset for you. This is unfair to those struggling to find their first home and should be addressed nationally.

  • Sarah Brown

    Thankyou for highlighting this issue which should undoubtedly be taken further.
    My daughter / son – in -law and three grandchildren are currently waiting for an affordable house being built by Richard Barrett in St Issey. It is their only chance of having a decent home. Both work in the Padstow area, and have paid exhorbitant rents for the past five years which leave them on the breadline, and unable to save any money. I think it is time that Cornwall finds a real economic system which enables people who permanently live here to have a reasonable standard of living.

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