Did you catch Exmoor Young Voices' Chair, Will Lock on BBC Countryfile? He was interviewed as part of a feature on the 'new trend' of people escaping city life to move to the countryside, as a result of the recent pandemic.
Will made a valid point that while we can't blame people for wanting to move to Exmoor, it's sad when local people can't afford to stay on the moor due to low wages and the difficulty in finding affordable housing. He spoke of the lack of opportunities for young people on Exmoor and that for many, the only option is to move to a bigger town or city, where housing is cheaper. Some may suggest that an influx of people to the countryside could result in more affordable housing being built but surely this might mean even more 'competition' for locals looking for housing? That's the worry.
You can find the Countryfile programme here:
The feature starts around 11 mins 30 seconds in and Will is interviewed at 16 mins 30.
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Exmoor Studios CIC are delighted to announce that Exmoor National Park have today approved their application for change of use of the former NatWest bank building in Dulverton into a studio complex.
Subject to completion of lease negotiations we will be installing a community radio station, a recording studio and black box studio theatre.
Steve Hall, Leslie Silverlock and Pamela Hall (Directors)
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LiveWest's new homes available for rent and shared ownership at Barns Close Mead in Dulverton are due to complete at the beginning of October.
There will be:
All homes will have a central heating system, spacious living accommodation, downstairs WC, upstairs family bath with shower over, allocated parking and gardens.
The homes for rent are expected to be advertised by LiveWest on Homefinder in the next week or two. To bid, you must be registered on Homefinder.
The shared ownership homes will be advertised on the Help to Buy Agent for the South website. You will need to register to apply. https://www.helptobuyagent3.org.uk
More info about the shared ownership properties can be found on the LiveWest website.
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