Category Archives: second homes

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?: 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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An alternative new year message from Redruth

This is traditionally the time when every politician, journalist and blogger thinks they have the God-given right to impose their dyspeptic thoughts on innocent bystanders. Of course, I’m no exception. So I thought I’d better join in and inflict my … Continue reading

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What’s the summer population of Cornwall?

As you’re stuck in a traffic jam this summer ponder a puzzle. What exactly is the population of Cornwall in August? It’s surprisingly difficult to find a simple answer to this question. The latest guess (by the ONS) is that … Continue reading

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At number 2 – Newquay, doublespeak capital of Cornwall

Newquay gains a place in the Cornish growth league, moving from third in 1990-2010 to second now. In both 20 year periods it’s enjoyed or will enjoy housing growth of over 35%. I set out the plans for mass housing … Continue reading

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5. First Treloyhan, then the world? St Ives and Hayle.

Up three places from number 8 to number 5 in the growth league is the area of Hayle and St Ives. Over half of the 3,180 houses now designated for this area are planned for Hayle. The town is seen … Continue reading

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St Ives/Hayle: Ungrateful locals reject second homes AND developers

Crossing over the neck of West Penwith, the faithful Morris Minor rattles its way down into St Ives. St Ives itself has managed to avoid the worst of the Council’s building frenzy, even though its population has only grown by … Continue reading

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