Category Archives: councillors

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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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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Confused, complacent or just kidding us? The environmental costs of Cornwall Council’s ‘environmental growth strategy’

In Cornwall we don’t have any old growth strategy. No, we have an ‘environmental growth strategy’. Back in December 2016, the Council’s ‘vision’ was launched. And what a vision it is. Cunningly pitched far enough in the future so that … Continue reading

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Cornwall Council elections to bring little change

So we’ve voted in the local elections. Or some of us. Most people didn’t bother. Others  voted along tribal party lines, not knowing or caring what their preferred party is actually saying about the future of Cornwall. And for the … Continue reading

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How did we get into this mess?: 11 Conclusions

So how did we get ourselves into this mess? Let’s sum up. During the ‘debate’ in the final meeting to rubber-stamp a housing target of 52,500 houses last November, a succession of councillors lectured campaigners on their ‘lack of understanding’ … Continue reading

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How did we get into this mess?: 10 The final insult as Council told to add more houses. Or else.

The Government’s Inspector arrived at Newquay to ‘examine’ the Council’s ‘Local’ Plan, which included a housing target of 47,500. Surrounded by a pack of planning agents all baying loudly for a higher target, he was never likely to reduce this … Continue reading

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How did we get into this mess?: 9 A Plan, a Plan, a nation for a Plan!

During 2014 there were no further attempts to push the housing target up and it remained at 47,500. By November 2014 the Local Plan was again back before the Cabinet. Cllr Hannaford (LD, Looe West) and Cllr Rowe (LD, St … Continue reading

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