Not living in Cornwall but with an address in Cornwall
The ONS, has published details from the 2011 Census on the number of people who are not permanently living within a Local Authority (LA), like Cornwall, but either has a second address, or a holiday home. The clever interactive graph can be found HERE.
The figures are broken down into seven categories. I will not cover each category, as you can
have a play with the graph yourself, but they do all make interesting reading. Those I will cover are:
Reside outside of LA, with second address in a LA = 43 per 1,000 usual
residents, which is 15 times more than the England and Wales mean of 28 per 1,000 usual residents
Reside outside of LA, with holiday address in the LA = 19 per 1,000 usual residents, which is 16 times than the England and Wales mean of 3 per 1,000 usual residents
Reside outside of LA, but with a work address in the LA = 4 per 1,000 usual
residents. 1 more than the England and Wales mean of 3 per 1,000 usual residents.
The other categories are: In LA, with second address elsewhere in England and Wales; in LA, but with a holiday address elsewhere in England and Wales; in LA, but with a holiday address outside of the UK and in LA, but with a work address outside of LA. These details can be found at the site.
I have never been against second homes, or as we otherwise call those not in full time occupation because they do contribute to the local economy. However, the point I have is there has to be a balance between real lived in homes, and those not. Sadly the Government does not seem to be interested in primary legislation that would at least require planning permission for a change of use.
In the next few weeks I will be publishing more from the Census and other intelligence from Cornwall Council. From what I have already, it makes very interesting reading.