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over 2 years ago

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To what extent do you agree or disagree that these are the right objectives and targets for the National Park?

Agree

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the overall outcome for place we have proposed? (‘A place that people want to live in, work in and visit that works for all’)

Strongly agree

Why do you say that?

There is a real lack of affordable housing within the National Park at the moment. The young people and those on a lower income are being priced out of the market often by folks moving into the area from the central belt or those that are buying holiday homes either for personal or business use. This is challenging folks to be able to buy or rent close to family or their work. The current increase in buy to let properties is not sustainable if we want a workforce that can live close to their employment. This has a direct impact on the ambitions for active travel for those working in the area as well.

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over 2 years ago

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To what extent do you agree or disagree that these are the right objectives and targets for the National Park?

Strongly agree

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the overall outcome for place we have proposed? (‘A place that people want to live in, work in and visit that works for all’)

Strongly agree

Why do you say that?

Delighted to see your recognition of the second home/holiday let problem. (C8) This is not only a problem in the National Park area but the problem spills over to adjoining areas. We find it difficult to rent long term accommodation for staff serving the local community but there are any amount of holiday let properties. The high cost of property in the Park area, underpinned by the second home market. pushes people out into adjoining areas , spreading the problem further. This is a problem for many rural areas and I hope that the high profile of the Cairngorms National Park will push this up the political agenda.

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over 2 years ago

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To what extent do you agree or disagree that these are the right objectives and targets for the National Park?

Disagree

Is there anything missing from the above list that you think we should prioritise?

Yes thsoe who have chsoen to live here. Its not a visitor funpark or developer haven yet that is what the place seems to be right now.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the overall outcome for place we have proposed? (‘A place that people want to live in, work in and visit that works for all’)

Disagree

Why do you say that?

I live here, my family live here yet the whole emphasis here seems to be on visitors. What about the people who have made their lives here? It all seems bit light on that side.

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over 2 years ago

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To what extent do you agree or disagree that these are the right objectives and targets for the National Park?

Strongly disagree

Do you have any other comments?

There is no sign of this happening just now … just the developments of highly priced housing which excludes all local workforce.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the overall outcome for place we have proposed? (‘A place that people want to live in, work in and visit that works for all’)

Strongly disagree

Why do you say that?

If you hope to stabilise tourist numbers and increase the population of living working people , then why the hell are you allowing the development of housing priced at £350 k plus. No one can afford that the lives and works here… it will attract a flood of wealthy English… and the Scottish highlands will become occupied by rich English . Build affordable housing in modest terraced developments with communal allotment areas to nurture community spirit and allow communities the chance to grow their own produce.

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over 2 years ago

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To what extent do you agree or disagree that these are the right objectives and targets for the National Park?

Agree

Is there anything missing from the above list that you think we should prioritise?

Affordable housing for purchase is required as well as for rental. What about a local occupancy clause? Retain the green spaces that make our villages attractive. It is a huge loss when these areas are eaten up entirely by homes that are unaffordable, destined to be second homes or Air BNBs Ensure appropriate facilities and infrastructure in place to lessen visitor impact. Provide camper van facilities, park and ride to access area like Glenmore and Cairngorm Mountain to decrease issues with congestion and dangerous parking.

Do you have any other comments?

We need to think greener and more sustainable. Investment required in affordable housing without destroying all our green spaces. Better public transport and cycle networks.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the overall outcome for place we have proposed? (‘A place that people want to live in, work in and visit that works for all’)

Strongly agree

Why do you say that?

Affordable housing is certainly of great concern.

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