Category Archives: population growth

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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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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More on those surveys that never were. Cornwall Council still insists world is flat

You have to give Cornwall Council’s planners full credit for being as slippery as a set of eels. First, they concede that they have no actual contemporary survey data to back up their regular claims that 80%+ of new housing … Continue reading

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