Category Archives: Local Plan

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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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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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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A walk down memory lane. Although there’ll soon be 2,700 houses (at least) there.

Here’s a blog below that I posted back in December 2014, three months before what was possibly the most shambolic planning meeting in the history of Cornwall Council. It brings shivers down the spine to recall it, but that was … Continue reading

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Bring us your huddled masses: housing target rises yet again

So the Government has come up with yet another cunning plan to encourage more housebuilding. Communities Minister Sajid Javid is consulting on a new, simpler method of calculating housing targets to be applied across the board for housing targets to … Continue reading

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