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Mebyon Kernow strongly objects to the “Planning for the Future” White Paper. It is our view that there are already many problems with the existing National Planning Policy Framework, not least because of the “presumption in favour” of development which has led to unchecked and damaging development that local communities have been unable to prevent.
Published: 19th November 2020
The Welsh Language Movement, Cymdeithas yr Iaith, has this week launched a Celtic Housing Charter. It seeks to tackle the housing crisis within the Celtic nations and particularly where Celtic languages are still spoken. Cymdeithas yr Iaith has worked with language campaigners in Cornwall, Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man on the Charter and a short multi-lingual video has been produced in support of the Charter. It includes contributions in Cornish from MK councillor Loveday Jenkin.
Published: 4th July 2020
In its response to a consultation on a revised version of the National Planning Policy Framework, Mebyon Kernow has challenged the UK Government to “go back to the drawing board” on the NPPF.
Published: 21st May 2018
Mebyon Kernow has condemned the announcement from the UK Government that it intends to take planning powers away from local councils if they do not meet central government targets for house-building.
Published: 5th March 2018
The leader of Mebyon Kernow has re-affirmed his call for Cornwall to be able to decide its own policies for planning and housing. Cllr Dick Cole’s latest intervention came after the UK Government launched a consultation on plans to “boost housing supply,” which includes the introduction of a “standard method for calculating local authorities’ housing need.”
Published: 15th September 2017
Two Cornwall Councillors from Clay Country have described themselves as “very saddened” at the outcome of the latest Strategic Planning Committee (Thursday 30th March), which saw the 1,500 property “eco-community“ secure a planning permission.
Published: 5th April 2017
Two Mebyon Kernow councillors have issued a last-ditch appeal to the Inspector reviewing the Cornwall Local Plan to remove the so-called “eco-community” from the document.
Published: 22nd August 2016
At the most recent meeting of Mebyon Kernow members in the St Austell and Newquay constituency, Party Leader Cllr Dick Cole demanded greater local control on planning matters.
Published: 22nd February 2016
A Senior Mebyon Kernow has condemned the London Government for forcing the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) on the people of Cornwall, despite it being not fit for purpose.
Published: 10th February 2016
Mebyon Kernow members will be meeting in St Dennis on Friday 12th February to plan a wide-ranging campaign on matters relating to planning and housing.
Published: 1st February 2016
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