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A walk down memory lane. Although there’ll soon be 2,700 houses (at least) there.

Here’s a blog below that I posted back in December 2014, three months before what was possibly the most shambolic planning meeting in the history of Cornwall Council. It brings shivers down the spine to recall it, but that was … Continue reading

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3. Truro storms into growth table top three

The Truro and district Community Network Area (CNA) has greatly improved its position in Cornwall’s current growth league when compared with 1990-2010. It’s risen from 9th then to number 3 now. Of the CNA’s new housing target of 5,400 (up … Continue reading

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A park and ride too near: update on Tregurra valley and Truro’s Eastern District Centre

The latest in a long line of Cornwall Council cock-ups is the ill-fated bus lane into Truro from the curiously named Eastern District Centre (of what?) This is part of a cunning plan put together by Waitrose, those ‘carers for … Continue reading

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Is enough now enough? Where do we go from here?

Last Thursday Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee showed that it was neither ‘strategic’ and you could hardly call what it was doing ‘planning’. Councillors ended up in the worst of both worlds. First, they supported yet another massive urban extension … Continue reading

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Truro: Council allows developers to take us forward to the 1930s

When I was last in Truro in the late 1960s (or was it the 1860s?) it was not unlike other Cornish towns. Slightly more pretentious perhaps, with that great big church thing in the middle of town and a new … Continue reading

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INOX’s Langarth: a place to question

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AUG 15, 2014 INOX of Exeter has placed a sign on the A390 to the west of Truro. The sign proudly announces the imminent arrival of a ‘major urban extension’, although building on open countryside well outside the … Continue reading

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