Are homes in National Parks REALLY more expensive than in East Devon?

Owl is informed that a correspondent carried out some research on house prices yesterday, using Rightmove and Zoopla, because they thought – is the old chestnut that housing in national parks ismore expensive – or do the Tories et al use it just an excuse to do nothing?

It turns out, Cranbrook is already on a par with 2 bed terrace house prices within Dartmoor national park. In East Devon, Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth prices are higher, but maybe they attract a premium already as coastal locations – the premium is said to be about an extra 10%?

Hopefully, this should mean that prices will not increase dramatically in this area if we were to gain national park status…

Over to you those councillors who want to keep a tight hold on planning and a very loose hold on developers …