Rising house prices and the shortage of rental apartments have created a “housing crisis,” said the chairman of Devon County Council.

Alderman John Hart said the data shows Devon house prices are among the highest in the country.

At a plenary meeting of the council, members of all stripes supported the formation of a strategic housing working group.

The housing market has been “significantly distorted” in the past two years, said the Tory advisor.

There is “little housing for the people of Devon,” which has led to a “housing crisis,” the advisor told Bickleigh & Wembury.

City councils decided to consider providing housing to attract key workers to the area and pressured deaths to close tax loopholes for vacation rentals.

Opposition leader Alan Connett also supported the measures, said the Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS).

“I am very, very clear that housing needs to be created for those who urgently need it,” the Liberal Democrat advisor told Exminster and Haldon.

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