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Rural crisis as young people consider moving as they can't afford to live in villages

The Daily Express reports that a YouGov poll by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) revealed that only two in five 16 to 25-year-olds who are living in the countryside anticipate staying there over the next five years

The research suggests that the majority of young people born and raised in the countryside feel they can no longer afford to live there - despite the overwhelming majority saying they would like to.

Four in five of those polled said their decision to move was influenced by feelings of isolation and difficulty connecting with friends online.

The CPRE also found that the demand for social housing was growing nearly six times faster than the rate of supply in rural areas.

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The Daily Express - Rural crisis as 60% of people consider moving as they can't afford to live in villages

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