Category Archives: planning system

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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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?: 2 False dawns and lost opportunities

The aim of this series of blogs is to unearth the limited evidence available that might allow us to assess which councillors to re-elect next month. However, first we’ll need to spend a couple of days establishing a context for … Continue reading

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Mutual buck-passing: how politicians shirk their responsibility

The Charter for Cornwall campaign group has contacted all sitting Cornwall Councillors asking them for their views on the four pledges of their Charter. Replies were very promptly received from three senior Liberal Democrats. They stated they were willing to … Continue reading

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Fake facts and fantasy: the perils of Pollardspeak

Readers of the West Briton must have choked on their cornflakes this week when they read its letters column. There was the leader of Cornwall Council, John Pollard, popping up to claim that the Council had been supporting the four … Continue reading

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Corporate Local Plan adopted: dismal day at Lys Kernow

On Tuesday Cornwall Council’s leadership got what they’ve been wanting – an ‘overwhelming’ vote by councillors to adopt the Council’s Corporate (so-called Local) Plan. The green light has been now been given to the Plan’s target of a minimum of … Continue reading

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The cynicism of power. Or how to make money in Cornwall.

The cynicism of power is now blatant and direct. Those who arrogate the right to decide for us openly and shamelessly parade their interests for all to see. Take the ‘examination’ of Cornwall Council’s Local Plan, which charade resumes its … Continue reading

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