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So is the TEDC still a good idea?

10 December 2015

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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 our countryside’ the Duchy of Cornwall, and probably the best council in the world – [...]

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What are the figures for Devon & Cornwall Housing?

23 July 2015

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Source – Channel 4 News This is not intended as a criticism – I only ask

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High Streets are ‘being failed by Planning Law’

9 December 2013

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Britain’s beleaguered high streets are still failing despite the Government’s much-vaunted Town Centre First policy, which pledged to protect small independent shopkeepers from out-of-town shopping developments, new research claims. The study found that more than three-quarters of new retail space approved since the national planning laws came into force last year have been located outside [...]

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Charles in Huge Secret Deal with Waitrose

19 June 2013

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Prince Charles, renowned for his aversion to “monstrous carbuncle” buildings, has spent £38m on an industrial depot in Milton Keynes as part of a £102m series of confidential property deals, The Independent has revealed. The purchase of the vast supermarket warehouse through his estate – one of the single largest  acquisitions by the Duchy of Cornwall in [...]

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Bernard Deacon on the Local Plan

4 April 2013

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If you want to read a well argued critique of the Local Plan for Cornwall (currently in consultation) this is it. Written by Dr. Bernard Deacon, the well known academic, it is essential reading for all those concerned about the future of Cornwall. Read it here

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More news on the Green Champion

18 March 2013

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How Prince Charles the Green champion is concreting over the countryside to pay for his lavish lifestyle Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2294243/How-Prince-Charles-Green-champion-concreting-countryside-pay-lavish-lifestyle.html#ixzz2Nujchax1

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Devon Councillor says ‘I don’t come cheap’

10 March 2013

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From the Daily Telegraph      

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Councillors for hire who give firms planning advice

10 March 2013

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Councillors across Britain are offering themselves for hire to property developers who are hoping to take advantage of relaxed planning laws which come into effect within weeks, a Daily Telegraph investigation reveals Monday. Local government politicians are trading on their inside knowledge of the planning system to receive fees of up to £20,000 for advice [...]

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Warfare in the Countryside

7 March 2013

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Simon Jenkins, the Chairman of the National Trust, said every day another community is coming forward to complain of a new wind farm or housing development in a beautiful area. He said the last year is the worst he has ever known for threats to the countryside, with a number of key heritage sites in [...]

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Kaczmarek Deconstructed

17 January 2013

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Fairy stories and flimsy statements Deconstructing Mark Kaczmarek’s speech of 11th December on the Local Plan housing targets In December Councillor Kaczmarek, the portfolio holder for housing and planning at Cornwall Council, gave a speech defending the Council’s determination to increase its housing target to 49,000 over the next 20 years. Councillor Kaczmarek began by [...]

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You Can’t Adam & Eve It

4 January 2013

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In an impassioned speech to the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC), the Prince also said the countryside is threatened by flooding, drought and the outbreak of plant disease such as ash dieback. He said the only way to protect Britain’s rural landscape is to support the farmers responsible for maintaining fields, buildings and businesses – especially [...]

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Inspector dismisses appeal against Todmorden supermarket refusal

19 December 2012

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An inspector has dismissed an appeal against a west Yorkshire council’s refusal of permission for a supermarket in Todmorden, concluding that the proposal would have a ‘significant adverse impact on the vitality and viability’ of the town centre. Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council refused permission for the application to build a supermarket on land adjacent to [...]

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Computer Weekly on Shared Sevices

26 October 2012

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Read the whole article here “Councillor Steve Double, who had led the process for the Cabinet till his resignation last week, told Cornwall Council chamber Tuesday that competition law had forbidden councillors from having proper scrutiny of the procurement. This had apparently suited Kevin Lavery, Cornwall Council CEO. He had written, in his books on local [...]

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The Morning before the Big Vote

15 October 2012

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Duchy under attack – Again

30 September 2012

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Anti-royalists will descend on Cornwall today to rally support for a campaign to abolish the Duchy of Cornwall, Prince Charles’ £728m land and property portfolio. Campaigners want the 53,000-hectare estate, most of which lies in the south-west, to be handed over to local people to boost the rural economy. The protest comes amid growing disquiet [...]

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Comment on Western Morning News article

25 February 2012

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It was interesting to read Martin Hesp’s article on the proposed disastrous Truro Eastern Green Project which is supported by someone who is said to be an advocate of preserving the countryside and looking after the farmers – the Duke of Cornwall. To describe Tregurra Valley as empty and uninteresting is so wide of the [...]

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Flimsy Evidence for shortage of housing

23 February 2012

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Proposals to boost mortgage lending from the Coalition could backfire and leave first-time buyers in negative equity as house prices fall, according to research from Collins Stewart, in part using its Quest model. “UK housing could be stuck in a lost decade, with tight lending putting pressure on prices and record low volumes,” analyst Alastair [...]

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Doesn’t St. Austell Chamber of Commerce care?

23 February 2012

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The Editor Cornish Guardian 3 Fore Street ST AUSTELL   Dear Sir   PROPOSED TRURO EASTERN DISTRICT CENTRE For some months I and many others have been fighting the above scheme which is proposed on land principally owned by the Duchy of Cornwall on the outskirts of Truro and which it is intended would relieve [...]

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Setback for the Duke of Cornwall

9 February 2012

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Supermarkets – a balanced argument

2 February 2012

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To read this easily hold down CTRL (CMD on Macs) and press + a number of times To return to normal viewing hold down CTRL and press -

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Concreting over Cornwall – It is time to put up or shut up

27 January 2012

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Do you want the population of Cornwall to double by 2100? How about doubling the amount of cars on our already potholed, unfit for purpose road system? What about wholesale development on the very thing that makes Cornwall such a stunning place to live – our green and pleasant land? Well it is a case [...]

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Housebuilder’s Secretary gets gong

27 January 2012

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Housebuilder’s Secretary gets gong

Bertie Ross gets a gong.  Duchy of Cornwall boss, Bertie Ross gets a knighthood for sterling efforts in the field of Duchy of Cornwall Okey Cokey. Bertie Ross, secretary and the keeper of the records of the Duchy of Cornwall, has received a big old slap on the back from the Duke of Cornwall and [...]

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Coserg on affordable housing

25 January 2012

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Coserg on affordable housing

Coserg

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The Prince with a Craving for Paving

24 December 2011

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The Prince with a Craving for Paving

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Why 2012 could be ‘disastrous’ for supermarkets

21 December 2011

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Thorntons’  woes could be nothing compared to what could happen next year to supermarkets, warns Evolution Securities, as food retailers open new stores and expand existing ones at a time when consumer spending is falling. Evolution’s analysis of the latest CB Richard Ellis data shows that total food planning applications stand at 44 million sq ft, up over 9% [...]

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Fire – back of Oxfam Truro

16 December 2011

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A Waitrose blueprint for Truro

16 December 2011

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WAITROSE has confirmed it received 802 job applications for the 53 roles available at its first shop in Chester, which opens in Foregate Street today (Thursday) at 7am. West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce vice chairman Peter Hawkins said: “We’re delighted that Chester can welcome another major retailer to the city. “Waitrose are [...]

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Fears grow over the future of 5,500 high street shops

13 December 2011

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One of the UK’s largest property companies has drawn up a confidential list of struggling retailers amid fears that more than 5,500 shops in Britain could be handed back to landlords or closed within months. The property company is one of a number to have identified a collection of retailers suffering from poor trading and [...]

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Charles warns about urban sprawl

25 November 2011

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Charles warns about urban sprawl

But it’s OK in Truro! From the Daily Mail

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Another Zetetic Broadside!

10 November 2011

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The fat man has sung. Ruthlessly mixing metaphors, last week down from the Mount waddled the Dept of Communities and Local Government’s verdict on Wainhomes’ plans to make a lot of money by extending St Austell northwards. Their scheme for 1,300 houses, a school, care home, shops, workshops and a transport hub was chucked out by the [...]

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