Posts Tagged with "Bert Biscoe"

Bert Biscoe asks Charlie Mayfield interesting question

Thursday, October 20, 2011

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Mr Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership Partnership House Carlisle Place London SW1P 1BX   19th October 2011. Dear Mr Mayfield, In noting your comments to the consultation on the National Planning Policy Framework, as reported in the Sunday Times, I welcome your comments about the impact of the framework upon the future resilience and [...]

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More people, less farms – and deserts down south!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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More people, less farms – and deserts down south!

The problem with land is that it is the only land there is! Cornwall is not only a very beautiful place, it is also bountiful. During the Industrial Revolution it was Cornish metals and minerals contributed to the climate change crisis we now face. With the urgent need to  reduce carbon and to manage the [...]

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Checkout Rose’s monologue – Dear uv ‘er!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

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From Bert Biscoe – published in West Briton 25th August ‘Good morning, Madam! No, I’m sorry, you can’t buy milk from cows fed on maize from the land we’re standing on, because we had to build our supermarket here – it was so much more convenient for us than adapting ourselves to fit into the [...]

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Is it all too late?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

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I just had Cll Mike Eathorne Gibbons post his news letter through my door,the article on the support for eastern Truro caught my eye I managed to catch Cll Gibbons as he was closing my gate, I asked him politely why he was supporting the eastern area proposal? He told me that 95% of people [...]

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Cornwall Council apologises to Bert Biscoe for error

Monday, June 13, 2011

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8th June 2011 Dear Bert The comment to the West Briton, on 24 May 2011 (making the West Briton on 2 June 2011), reflected the team’s understanding of the Division boundaries at the time of the Cabinet report preparation. There had been general comments made that development would be outside Truro into green field areas [...]

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The Battle for Cornwall – latest!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

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Truro is not simply faced with the threat of lost countryside and farmland at Newquay Road. Indeed, what is suggested there, although it will occupy 55 acres of farmland and quality landscape, is only part of a bigger and much more overwhelming picture. In the forefront of public awareness is the proposal for a Stadium [...]

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Council asked for apology

Monday, May 30, 2011

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The northern Ward boundary of Moresk which includes a significant portion of the 55 acres of arable farmland earmarked by its owners, the Duchy of Cornwall, and Cornwall Council, for various developments, has remained unchanged for at least the past 25 years. The Planning Department of Cornwall Council includes Ward boundaries on Geographical Information System [...]

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Who are the Taste of Cornwall?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

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Who are the Taste of Cornwall?

The consortium of local business men who make up Taste Cornwall tried the same thing with Waitrose about 8/9 years ago on a site at Treliever near Penryn. For reasons that nobody ever explained the proposals were never submitted as a planning application. Taste of Cornwall Shareholders Elwyn Jones Chairman Ex dairy farmer from farming [...]

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Has the Duchy considered this?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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Has the Duchy considered this?

A consultant who I ran into today tells me that  55 acres on this farm will produce around 1000 tons maize over 6 months which will feed 100 cows producing 4000 litres of milk equating to 888,000 pints of milk. Looking at Higher Tresemple Farm, which the Duchy proposes to reduce by 55 acres (or one [...]

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It’s time to cry; ‘Enough is enough!’

Saturday, April 30, 2011

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It’s time to cry; ‘Enough is enough!’

Whilst there may be a case for a park and ride scheme at Work House Cross, I fear for the countryside north of Truro towards Tresillian if we allow 95 houses and a supermarket to be built on these fields. With climate change gathering pace (what a lovely Spring we’re having!) farm land is becoming [...]

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