Union plea to buy up holiday homes

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THE DERBYSHIRE Dales has the second highest number of under used holiday homes in the whole of the East Midlands, it has been revealed.

Owing to these figures, campaigning trade union group GMB is calling for local authorities to be granted powers so they can levy taxes on under used properties and even use compulsory purchase orders where there is acute housing need.

Andy Worth, GMB regional secretary, said: “Urgent action is needed to ascertain if holiday homes are actually being used at all.


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