Category Archives: Uncategorized

A tick-box for the Cornish? Surely not too much to ask for?

The submission below will be sent to the Minister for the Constitution and copied to my MP. Anyone also wishing to write to them is welcome to adopt, adapt, plagiarise, support any of the arguments here as they see fit. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Climate emergency: is Cornwall Council hiding relevant data?

Three months ago, Cornwall Councillors voted ‘almost unanimously’ to declare a climate emergency. In the supporting documents for the agenda item, the Council’s leadership boasted that it had already ‘shown foresight and leadership when it comes to addressing the issue … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Cornwall Council’s cunning plan

While we’re all distracted by the slow-motion train crash of Brexit, closer to home Cornwall Council is quietly putting the finishing touches to its place-shaping agenda. In order to understand this we first need some context. Two elements combined in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Cornwall Council’s love affair with housing and population growth

Go beyond the vision in New Frontiers, the Council’s bid to central government for a second ‘devolution deal’. What do we find? As we have seen, it turns out that the document contains no new approach at all, just more … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Brexit’s potential silver linings

What are the silver linings to the Brexit cloud? The first and most promising is the effect on the property market. During the referendum campaign, George Osborne and the Treasury predicted that house prices would fall by 18% and David … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 2 Comments

Time warp at Cornwall Council. 30 years on and still powerless.

Here’s a report from the West Briton ‘Housing protests may backfire‘. ‘Objectors to … forecasts of massive increases in Cornwall’s housing needs were warned last week that their protests could achieve the opposite effect‘ Planning officers hastened to warn councillors … Continue reading

Posted in councillors, Local Plan, population growth, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Local Plan, official statistics, planning system, population growth, Uncategorized | 5 Comments