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Second home owners are creating 'apartheid' in the countryside

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/04/2010

Tim Ross

"Government cuts and rising numbers of commuters living in dormitory villages threaten to undermine rural life and leave swathes of the country "monochrome and middle class", according to the Bishop of St Albans, the Rt Rev Alan Smith.

"His remarks came as a senior academic warned of social apartheid spreading across the countryside as poor and even middle earners are forced out by rich city dwellers buying picturesque second homes.

"Bishop Smith was speaking at a Church of England conference on the future of the countryside, in Swanwick, Derbyshire, which was called to mark the 20th anniversary of the Archbishop's Commission on Rural Areas."

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"Second home owners are creating 'apartheid' in the countryside", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2010. Consulté le 01/02/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/second-home-owners-are-creating-apartheid-in-the-countryside