Question from: County Councillor Gareth Ratcliffe Subject: Air B&B properties
Following a search on Air B&B website it shows Hay has 32 properties in Hay that are operating Air B&Bs
21 are full accommodation
8 are rooms
3 are apartments.
Considering following my previous question on second homes resulting in Hay having 5% second homes and empty properties this means Hay has around 9% vacancy from full time occupancy if you include Air B&Bs. This does not include properties that are not on the system or have another form of letting and could result in a much higher number
Can the portfolio holder please confirm what PCC are doing to support communities when it comes to ensuring there is a fair balance between business and opportunities for residents so young people will be able to get on the property ladder.
Response by the Portfolio Holder:
The proliferation of Airbnb properties is a matter outside our control as a local housing authority and is something that may possibly be addressed by the appropriate planning authority. Accordingly, the question would be better addressed by the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.