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Blog Posts with the Tag "housing"
The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England has just published a new report about the housing market. It is critical of the extent of planned developments and the amount of countryside that is being lost, and it is also pointing out that the housing needs of local people are still not being met.
Published: 23rd October 2018
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[First published on 27th March 2018] Cornwall Council’s ten-strong Cabinet will be considering a range of important items at their next meeting at County Hall (Wednesday 28th March). These include adult social care and a stadium for Cornwall, as well as a document entitled “New Frontiers,” which I wish to comment on.
Published: 17th April 2018
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"As a local councillor, I was heavily involved in the production of the Cornwall Local Plan. This contains Cornwall’s present housing target, which covers the period 2010-2030, but the process of finalising the target was a charade and local politicians ended up having to agree what was acceptable to the UK Government."
Published: 17th April 2018
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Just imagine the strange situation if when we went to buy a new piece of household electrical equipment, we weren’t allowed to bring it home from the shop.
Published: 24th June 2017
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Matt Luke and I both gave speeches at the meeting of the Strategic Planning Committee (when the “eco-community” was approved).
Published: 5th April 2017
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On 30th March, the members of the Strategic Planning Committee voted by 17 votes to three to approve the planning application for an “eco-community” near Penwithick.
Published: 5th April 2017
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Eco-Bos Development Ltd has submitted a host of additional information to Cornwall Council in relation to their proposal for 1,500 so-called “eco-community.”
Published: 1st March 2017
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"It is undeniable that the drama has showcased much of Cornwall’s beautiful countryside, though it saddens me that it is being linked to reports in the property pages of Sunday newspapers which frankly distort the reality of modern Cornwall."
Published: 12th September 2016
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In recent weeks, Mebyon Kernow has come in for some criticism that it has failed to do enough to push for a lower housing target during the work towards the Cornwall Local Plan. I am saddened by this, and I have been asked by a colleague to put the record straight.
Published: 21st February 2016
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What is a Cornish Assembly? How would it be different from Cornwall Council? Mebyon Kernow's argument is that we need a legislative national assembly, meaning Cornwall can make it's own laws, decide it's own priorities but remain within the UK, it means fundamental change and for some that's scary. So I thought here I would talk about MK's ideas and provide some examples of what could have been different and hopefully show making decisions in Cornwall need not be feared.
Published: 24th September 2014
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