The land’s end? The great sale of Cornwall, by Bernard Deacon
Written by one of the authors of Cornwall at the Crossroads, this book is about the future being mapped out for us by developers, aided and abetted by some local political and business groups and egged on by central government. It rejects the million people-plus Cornwall that these self-appointed elites are planning for us and for future generations and offers a critique of current policies.
Published by CoSERG, the book is available in traditional format from Lulu at £9.99 plus post. The ISBN is 978-0-9513918-1-5.
An e-book version is also available from the same site (for £5.00) .
Here are the contents with a couple of free taster chapters as pdf files.
- Chapter 1 – The drive to a million: planning to double the population
- Chapter 2 – How the planning system creates a developers’ paradise
- Chapter 3 – Housing our huddled masses? Or the comfortably-off classes?
- Chapter 4 – You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone: the environmental consequences of endless growth
- Chapter 5 – Sssh, don’t mention the Cornish: the cultural consequences of endless growth
- Chapter 6 – The drive to a million: who gains from growth
- Chapter 7 – The drive to a million: who believes in growth
- Chapter 8 – Meet the new Cornwall: same as the old Cornwall
- Chapter 9 – Cornwall’s democratic deficit
- Chapter 10 – It’s Our Cornwall
- Reference List