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Do you live in the Yorkshire Dales and need housing that is more affordable?

Craven District Council is holding a consultation event to find out if people in Gargrave and Malhamdale have any affordable housing needs.

The event is open to all and takes place on March 27, from 3pm to 7pm, at Airton Friends’ Meeting House & Barn, The Nook, Airton.

Craven, including the Yorkshire Dales National Park, has an affordable housing shortfall of 126 homes per year.

Paul Ellis, Director of Services at Craven District Council, said: “We know there is a need to retain and attract more younger and working-age households, particularly in the Yorkshire Dales National Park where the population is ageing and declining.

“We believe more affordable housing is needed to match local income levels, and provide a supply of housing that cannot be lost to second homes. New homes also have the potential to support the local economy, communities and facilities such as schools and services.

“However, we want to hear from local residents to find out if they believe there is a need for affordable housing in the Gargrave and Malhamdale parish.

“If you or someone in your household is unable to afford a property to buy on the open market then please come down to talk to us and register your interest in affordable housing.”