Monthly Archives: November 2014

INOX’s Langarth: a place to question

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AUG 15, 2014 INOX of Exeter has placed a sign on the A390 to the west of Truro. The sign proudly announces the imminent arrival of a ‘major urban extension’, although building on open countryside well outside the … Continue reading

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Replacing the unaffordability strategy

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AUG 10, 2014 We have to move from a strategy of Unaffordability, meeting external demands, to one of Affordability, meeting local needs. The final section of Going West: Housing, migration and population growth in Cornwall contains a few … Continue reading

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Is developer-led planning affordable?

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AUG 9, 2014 In Section 6 of Going West: Housing, migration and population growth in Cornwall I ask whether the associated costs are making developer-led growth any longer affordable. “More housing is justified ostensibly to meet the needs … Continue reading

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The ideological prison

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AUG 8, 2014 Section 5 of Going West: Housing, migration and population growth in Cornwall suggests that the planners’ inability to empathise with the meaning of Cornish landscapes helps to create a dismissive attitude to Cornish landscape and … Continue reading

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Growth: the new heroin

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AUG 7, 2014 In Section 4 of Going West: Housing, migration and population growth in Cornwall we see how the ‘growth fetish’ gives more green lights to the developers. Here’s the beginning … “Economic growth is the heroin … Continue reading

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A self-fulfilling prophecy

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AUG 6, 2014 In Section 3 of Going West: Housing, migration and population growth in Cornwall we find that inflated projections of population growth become self-fulfilling prophecies because of aggressive marketing of Cornish property upcountry. I conclude that … Continue reading

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Robust evidence or rigged data?

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AUG 5, 2014   Section 2 (pages 14-25) of Going west: housing, migration and population growth in Cornwall discovers that official statistics have been grossly exaggerating population and household growth in Cornwall. Here’s an extract … “As we … Continue reading

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