Monthly Archives: December 2015

At number 2 – Newquay, doublespeak capital of Cornwall

Newquay gains a place in the Cornish growth league, moving from third in 1990-2010 to second now. In both 20 year periods it’s enjoyed or will enjoy housing growth of over 35%. I set out the plans for mass housing … Continue reading

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3. Truro storms into growth table top three

The Truro and district Community Network Area (CNA) has greatly improved its position in Cornwall’s current growth league when compared with 1990-2010. It’s risen from 9th then to number 3 now. Of the CNA’s new housing target of 5,400 (up … Continue reading

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4: Lanson just keeps growing. And has turned into Launceston.

By any account the Lanson Community Network Area (CNA), fourth in the current 20 year Cornish growth league, the same position it held last time, should be a prosperous, vibrant, contented place. That’s if you believe the assumptions of Cornwall … Continue reading

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5. First Treloyhan, then the world? St Ives and Hayle.

Up three places from number 8 to number 5 in the growth league is the area of Hayle and St Ives. Over half of the 3,180 houses now designated for this area are planned for Hayle. The town is seen … Continue reading

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6: St Austell no longer Awful. Prosperity just around the corner. Honest.

Down from number 2 in the 1990-2010 growth charts to number 6 now is Camborne-Redruth’s terrible twin St Austell, endearingly known by some people who live there as St Awful. This is presumably an example of the wonderful local sense … Continue reading

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7: From bonkers targets to quite sensible ones. CPR gets its houses.

Another new entry at number 7 in Cornwall’s top ten growth spots for the period to 2030. Realising the Camborne-Redruth area, thankfully renamed by the social engineers as the much less old-fashioned CPIR or CPR, was woefully underperforming, Cornwall Council … Continue reading

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8: The future is now at the China Clay villages

Stop press I’ve just been informed that the Council has allocated 1,200 of the ‘eco-community’ houses to the China Clay CNA and none to St Austell, whereas I’d distributed them pro-rata as did the original plan. Taking this into account … Continue reading

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