Author Archives: bwdeacon

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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Cornwall Council’s cunning plan

While we’re all distracted by the slow-motion train crash of Brexit, closer to home Cornwall Council is quietly putting the finishing touches to its place-shaping agenda. In order to understand this we first need some context. Two elements combined in … Continue reading

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Living in the end times? The Cornish crisis ramps up.

Are we living through the end times in Cornwall, doomed to survive into what Neil Kennedy has called Kernowland? This is a post-Cornish Cornwall, stripped of its indigenous, native cultures, even as token signage in re-written medieval Cornish proliferates and … Continue reading

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Are we building for local need? The data updated.

The ONS recently produced some new household projections. What are the implications for the number of houses we ‘need’ to build in Cornwall? Across England and Wales, the revised projections reduce estimates of future growth by up to 25%. In … Continue reading

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In-migration running at record level

Don’t be surprised if you’ve heard the sound of popping champagne bottles from the Cornwall Council leadership bunker in recent weeks. For it seems that at least one of their policies is working. At the end of June the Office … Continue reading

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Cornwall Council’s housing target and ‘local demand’

This blog uses the latest data to show how claims that Cornwall’s high housing target (equal to more than five Truros in just 20 years) is merely to meet ‘local demand’ are false instead the majority of the additional housing … Continue reading

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