Property Prices Soar in Village Despite Risk of Houses Falling Into The Sea

Asking Prices Soar in Fairbourne Despite Risk of Houses Falling Into The Sea
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Despite the risk of houses falling into the sea before 2054, house prices have rocketed up in a North Wales village amid a surge in demand for new homes.

Residents of the seaside village of Fairbourne in Gwynedd could face having to evacuate their homes in the next 30 years due to rising sea levels caused by climate change. But house prices have shot up by 35% in the last year, according to Rightmove. 

Jack Woodfield
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Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.