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{ENTREPRENEUR} DOMINIC RICHARDS, RETREAT EAST

Winq discusses responsible and sustainable second home ownership with Dominic Richards, architect and property developer of Retreat East in Suffolk

We are family

“I think in the LGBT+ community we are used to creating our own families, sharing and being a community”

In places like Cornwall and Devon, second homes that are left empty most of the year have had a devastating effect on the local communities. How is Retreat East different?

Retreat East has been created with the second-home problem in mind. My partner lives [in our second home] in Suffolk and we see the effect empty second homes cause; the closure of local schools and pubs, and also sending house prices up, pushing local people out of the market.

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