(From Daily Post (Liverpool))
Byline: Tom Bodden
ASSEMBLY Ministers were urged yesterday to tackle the housing pressures in rural Wales.
A new report by academics revealed that holiday and second home owners were not to blame for housing problems.
But retirement homes, bought in sought-after coastal and country areas in West Wales, and commuting were impacting on prices, forcing local firsttime buyers out of the market.
The report concluded that permanent retirement migration and a lack of affordable local housing were more significant issues for Welsh communities.
It makes 22 recommendations to the Assembly stressing the …