PLANNING chiefs in the Yorkshire Dales National Park were meeting today to discuss plans to control sale of new homes - restricting them to local people.
The National Park authority claims wealthy outsiders in search of second homes are pricing locals out of the market.
It wants to ensure new housing in the area is made available for rent or purchase by locals.
The scheme has already been given the backing of a Government inspector and today's meeting will be closely monitored by other National Park authorities.
Members of the park planning committee will decide whether to go ahead with the restricted occupancy policy.
It has been backed by Government Planning Inspector William Carlow.