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New Council data support conclusions of this website

Cornwall Council could save hundreds of thousands of £s in consultancy fees. When the Council was sent an FOI request in April asking what the greenhouse gas emissions were from flights to and from Newquay airport it claimed it had … Continue reading

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Don’t blame us; councillors nothing to do with hyper-growth crisis

What a coincidence! On Tuesday local action groups and individuals concerned about Cornwall Council’s mass housebuilding and high population growth strategy mounted a protest to demand a change in direction. But it seems that the Council is now re-inventing itself … Continue reading

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Basic innumeracy? Or deliberate mendacity? Why Cornwall Council’s planners cannot be trusted.

In the early days of the making of Cornwall Council’s Local Plan, its planners were keen to emphasise that population growth was a result not just of net in-migration, but also natural change (the excess of births over deaths). The … Continue reading

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Bobsworld: Cornwall’s answer to Disney World

Welcome to Bobsworld, Cornwall’s latest tourist attraction. Experience a world you never imagined could exist even in your wildest dreams. Bobsworld is a fantasy world, a paradise, a place like nowhere else on earth. Everyone’s welcome in Bobsworld. The more … Continue reading

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Cornwall Council and the climate emergency

Following Cornwall Councillors’ recognition of a climate emergency back in January the Council has begun work on its ‘Climate Change Programme Plan’, preparing a report for Cabinet due in late July. Tomorrow, a report on progress is being discussed at … Continue reading

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A tick-box for the Cornish? Surely not too much to ask for?

The submission below will be sent to the Minister for the Constitution and copied to my MP. Anyone also wishing to write to them is welcome to adopt, adapt, plagiarise, support any of the arguments here as they see fit. … Continue reading

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Climate emergency: is Cornwall Council hiding relevant data?

Three months ago, Cornwall Councillors voted ‘almost unanimously’ to declare a climate emergency. In the supporting documents for the agenda item, the Council’s leadership boasted that it had already ‘shown foresight and leadership when it comes to addressing the issue … Continue reading

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