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WHY NOT TREXIT? – TELL ME……….

28 January 2017

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This site has been quiet for some time. The battle against the Duchy and Waitrose was, unfortunately, lost and this planning approval seems to have opened the floodgates to developments all along the A39/390 which are too numerous to list here. Do you remember:- The beautiful pictures of Prince Charles dream development. Contrast that with [...]

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Another Week-Another Farm-Another Hillside

3 May 2014

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Just to add to the forthcoming developments at Union Corner, Tolgullow, Langarth, Willow Green, Maiden Green, Richard Lander together with Inox’s latest wheeze plus applications for 6 supermarkets, we now have Higher Newham Farm which like all the aforementioned will lead directly into the A390. Despite the vast sums spent on the Trafalgar Roundabout (over budget by [...]

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Implement The Supermarket Levy

29 January 2014

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Dear Save Truro I’m emailing to inform you that a new campaign aimed at tackling the harmful effects of supermarket chains on local communities is taking off across the UK. The Supermarket Levy is about giving councils the power to put a levy on large supermarkets in their areas and for that money to be [...]

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Let’s Get Building in Truro!!

10 October 2013

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Having seen the article in the press today regarding the Judicial Review request taken out by Truro City Council (TCC) against the development at Langarth, the S4C Group is also equally disappointed with the persistence of TCC in still employing delaying tactics affecting the provision of the Stadium, which received unanimous planning approval in April [...]

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Waitrose decimated trade in Wimborne, Dorset

3 July 2013

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We’ve had the same battle with the local council over a Waitrose opening in Wimborne. We’ve been through the whole planning process but that’s all it is – a process.  It was a done deal right from the start and NOTHING was going to stop it.  There is no such thing as democracy. The council [...]

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Election Special – Ladock, St Clement & St Erme

22 April 2013

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Electors  here have a real chance to get rid of the universally unpopular Mike Eathorne-Gibbons. He was the Cheer Leader for the Truro Eastern District Centre in the Tregurra valley, although in a cynical ploy he claimed a Damascene conversion (read here).  He has has been a constant supporter for all the various contentious planning [...]

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Can Julian Fellowes do better than us?

13 March 2013

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Don’t destroy Hardy land, Prince of Wales told by Downton creator Julian Fellowes Those who watched the Prince of Wales embellish his credentials as the defender of the countryside in a special edition of Countryfile on BBC1 at the weekend will have been impressed by his love of all things rural. They will have noted [...]

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The repercussions of Kevin Lavery’s appointment in Wellington

21 December 2012

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The repercussions of Kevin Lavery’s appointment in Wellington, NZ, have been even more far-reaching than I could have imagined.  I see the value of the NZ$ has fallen by 2.5% this week or by 4.75 cents against the £!! Devastating! Philip Buddell  

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‘Truro Lib Dems get kick in teeth from Lord Taylor’

21 December 2012

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It was reported in today’s Daily Telegraph that Lord (Matthew Taylor)of Goss Moor report for the Government on Planning regulation proposes that 80% of the 7000 rules for governing developement should be scrapped.The Lib Dems on Truro City Council led by Nolan must find that a kick in the teeth from one of their own [...]

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CoSERG debunk Cornwall Council’s Assertion

3 December 2012

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It is regularly asserted that a 48,500 houses target is the minimum that will be accepted by the Secretary of State’s planning inspectors. Examination of those plans already found to be ‘sound’ by the government reveals that this is not the case. Our first briefing paper on the Local Plan pointed out that demographic trends, job creation [...]

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Déjà vu in St. Austell

7 November 2012

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Well, here we go again but this time it’s St. Austell’s turn. The proposed development on a greenfield site on the outskirts of the town at Coyte Farm will provide more retail floor space than all the St Austell shops put together. To those familiar with the battle over Waitrose and the Truro Eastern District [...]

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Time to depart soon!

16 October 2012

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Many residents have apparently received an up-date from Cllr Eathorne-Gibbons in which he has said that ‘with hindsight greater consideration should have been given to the loss of green fields’; regrettably personally I have received nothing, possibly because of my outright condemnation of everything involved with this application and decision.  Along with all other councillors [...]

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Just who do Councillors work for?

24 September 2012

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I have operated a business in Pannier Market since 1985. During this this time have seen Truro decline as a business centre. The last few years have seen so many established shops close whilst many new ones last but a couple of years. Rents and business rates continue to increase for many whilst turnover decreases. [...]

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The Taste of Cornwall is different

11 May 2012

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Having recently read the note from “Cabby” regarding the closure of the “Taste Cornwall” shop ( please don’t confuse with Taste of Cornwall ) in Liskeard, I thought that I would send you  two PDF’s from this month’s edition of “Fine Food Digest”. These articles clearly make the point which I have been trying to [...]

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I wonder!

4 May 2012

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It appears that an already well-established Cornish only produce shop in Liskeard has had to close because the turnover has dropped far too much to be viable. Will the one at the proposed TEDC suffer the same fate?   Cabby

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So much for localism!

3 May 2012

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The Government’s policy is for decisions to be made locally.  The distances that members of the Cornwall Council committee’s represent and their votes are tabled below. Marley  

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Despair!

6 April 2012

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I am so upset about this proposed development. Yes, I queue in traffic on my way into Truro some mornings but love to look at the fields and woods, and the ‘proper’ planting whilst I wait. It’s just awful Judy Baker

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Letter to Grant Shapps

30 March 2012

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Dear Mr Shapps, My wife and I watched with great interest your interview on BBC Breakfast show this morning regarding the restoring of  ‘life’ into town centres. Here in Cornwall we have just witnessed the worst planning approval imaginable – 55 acres of highly productive farmland in a precious wooded valley owned by ,( can you believe it?) the Duchy of [...]

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A walk over the fields

26 March 2012

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I’m very pleased with the magnificent response there has been following the request to write to our MP and ask her to approach the Minister, Eric Pickles, and ask for a public enquiry.  It seems the wheels are now in motion, and with the hundreds of requests received, there must be a good chance of this [...]

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Don’t need this!

16 March 2012

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We don’t need another supermarket or Cornish food hall, we have enough of the former and plenty of local or area food is already available in town and from LSt Markets. Why on earth is there no online anti  petition for people to sign? as well as an online letter petition direct to the Duchy [...]

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Dirty Deal that sticks in the throat

16 March 2012

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Our thanks to you all for campaigning so hard. Amongst many things that stick in the throat are the councillors from elsewhere in Cornwall who clearly couldn’t give a toss about our councillors’ united opposition. I’ve written to Sarah Newton but have no illusions that she and Pickles will nod the dirty deal along. What [...]

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Get rid of all those who voted for this rubbish!

15 March 2012

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Who thinks that we should maybe stand for the council under the Save Truro banner and get rid of all those who voted for this rubbish.Lets go after them and make sure that next time they can’t destroy our city.We must make sure that all the good work won’t go to waste.Having read the West [...]

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I am absolutely horrified!

15 March 2012

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I am absolutely horrified that Cornwall Council could even consider any development in this beautiful valley.    The first thing you see when aproaching Truro from east is the this beautiful tranquil valley and it is also the last thing that you see leaving Truro towards the east.    A memorable sight after a visit to such [...]

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We do not want this

14 March 2012

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The thought of this development going ahead is a nightmare. The traffic through Tresillian is bad enough now, it can take forever for us to cross the road. I can`t bear the thought of what they plan to do to Tregolls Road and Woodcock Hill … and  the thought of the valley`s ruination does not [...]

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They ought to be ashamed of themselves!

14 March 2012

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Truro and its surrounding areas have been my second home …wishing it was my first but the property is too expensive … since I was born, my Grandmother ran The Galleon Restaurant for many years and my Mother ran Peoples Palace/Truro Youth Football/Truro-Morliax twinning amongst many others and I am horrified to hear what is [...]

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How do we stop this?

9 March 2012

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How do we stop this disaster from happening? We need a central point to rally around and make sure the Duchy understands the feeling of the vast majority in Truro. Paul

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Sad Day for Truro

8 March 2012

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WHAT A VERY SAD DAY FOR TRURO. SO VERY SORRY OUR OPPOSITION CAME TO NOTHING. Des Mennear  

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Deal already done?

7 March 2012

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Looking at the vacancies for the council, they are after a Transport Projects Officer look here who will assist in the delivery of projects within Cornwall, one of which is the TEDC P&R. Surely this job should be or shouldn’t be advertised after the planning decision is made? Also, the site of this P&R is, [...]

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Assumptions very wide of the mark

7 March 2012

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Mr Jones is to be congratulated on his timing to get his article in the Western Morning News the day before this disasterous scheme comes before the Strategic Planning Committee. However he makes assumptions which are very wide of the mark. Carrick council did identify Union hill as Park and Ride but never a housing, [...]

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No to the Eastern Disaster Centre

7 March 2012

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So Mr Jones has provided the Western Morning News and Cornwall councillors with all the background information they need before Thursday’s major meeting of the Strategic Planning Committee to determine the TEDC application. The fact remains that this is sheer bad planning in open countryside of considerable ecological and environmental value, takes no account of [...]

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