Posts Tagged with "duchy development"

Charles in Huge Secret Deal with Waitrose

Wednesday, June 19, 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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Duchy under attack – Again

Sunday, September 30, 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

Saturday, February 25, 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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Doesn’t St. Austell Chamber of Commerce care?

Thursday, February 23, 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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Body blow to Truro Food retailers

Monday, February 13, 2012

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Waitrose and the Taste of Cornwall have just released figures showing the financial arrangements for the proposed “Taste of Cornwall” retail outlet at the Truro Eastern District Centre. Retailers of Truro – this is what you’re up against The funding for the Taste of Cornwall includes:- Rent free premises Interest free loan from Waitrose of [...]

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Why not next to County Hall?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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If another site is to be found for the above development I suggest the large green sward next to County Hall which would be relatively easy to do and not be so disruptive for traffic etc. Sally Hooper  

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Did you know that….

Friday, December 30, 2011

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The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) (as set out in the Planning Act 2008) is a new system of developer contributions and is intended to supplement other public sector funding streams to ensure that new community infrastructure (such as schools and health care facilities) can be provided to keep pace with population growth. CIL is set [...]

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Food Production must be at the forefront

Friday, December 30, 2011

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Food Production must be at the forefront

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Write letters NOW!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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Some years ago I worked for an M.P. In situations like this, whilst petitions are good for raising the profile of a problem, I can confirm that individual letters carry can carry even more weight. If everyone who has signed the petition would also write to the Council’s Planning Department, their M.P., and Eric Pickles, [...]

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Be nice if the council acted on the Prince’s advice!

Monday, December 5, 2011

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The Prince of Wales has launched an outspoken attack on ‘uncontrolled urban sprawl’. The heir to the throne warned it was one of the greatest challenges facing modern society and raised concerns about the lack of ‘proper thought’ going into mass development. Would it not be nice if the council acted on the Prince’s advice, [...]

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We deplore the Duchy’s development proposal

Saturday, November 26, 2011

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We both deplore the Duchy’s development proposal because ot the dire side effects on roads and the environment. Janet Bland & Richard Murray  

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Charles warns about urban sprawl

Friday, November 25, 2011

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Charles warns about urban sprawl

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

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Big Business vs Common Sense

Monday, November 21, 2011

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Big Business vs Common Sense

Swallowing up greenfield makes no sense apart from in the eyes of those who stand to make money from the exploitation of our natural treasure. This is only the start, and raises the even more desperately horrendous possibility, and a very real one, that the corridor for development will be opened up right along to [...]

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Truro is too big already

Saturday, November 19, 2011

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Truro is too big already

I do hope as many people as possible will go to the public meeting on December 1st to air their views for or against the development. I think we need more information on who is arranging the meeting, who will be there and what the format will be. Apologies if this information is already available [...]

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Duchy at bay – yet again

Friday, November 4, 2011

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Truro Eastern District Centre? – Ros Cox says it all

Monday, September 19, 2011

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Ros Cox says it all. I especially agree with the suggestion that the Newquay Road should be the barrier for development east of Truro. This was always the case and any development that side of the road encroaches on a beautiful unspoilt valley. The Trevella valley where I grew up is uncrossed by roads and [...]

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Deliberate destruction of Cornwall

Monday, September 5, 2011

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It is a sad fact that we live in times when we are seeing the deliberate destruction of Cornwall by the forces of greed and ignorance. What no-one is willing to recognise is that we have a finite amount of land, but that the future is infinite. Therefore, unless we ditch this “predict and provide” [...]

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Politicians!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

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It is quite clear from the expressed views and actions of some members of Cornwall Council that they hold the electorate in contempt. They persist in supporting (actually advocating) the Eastern Development despite the strength of feeling against it and evidence that such “out of town” development kills the centres of towns. While continuing to [...]

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Another Resident who would be Affected

Sunday, September 4, 2011

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  Author : Jane Callaghan My comment is the text of the email I have just sent to the Secretary of St Clement PC. Dear Mrs Ashley, We at Woodlands Farm were dismayed and astonished to learn that St Clement Parish Council had made the decision to publicly endorse the ‘Eastern Region’ proposal without open [...]

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Tresillian Village Hall Meeting

Friday, September 2, 2011

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PHILIP BUDDELL AUCTIONEER & VALUER MILLCOT, TRESILLIAN, TRURO Tel : 01872 520173 ; 07875 193 783   1 September 2011 To All Residents of Tresillian, Malpas & St Clement Dear Resident PROPOSED TRURO EASTERN DISTRICT CENTRE Most of you will be aware of the proposals of Cornwall Council in partnership with the Duchy of Cornwall to construct [...]

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Duchy denies claims farmer will be put out of business

Thursday, September 1, 2011

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Duchy denies claims farmer will be put out of business

CLAIMS a Cornish tenant farmer will be put out of business by plans to build on agricultural land on the east of Truro have been unequivocally denied by the Duchy of Cornwall. Against a backdrop of rolling maize-filled fields, protesters waving St Piran’s flags and wielding placards lined the main A390 at Union Hill, Truro, [...]

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Row over Duchy plan for food superstore

Thursday, September 1, 2011

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Row over Duchy plan for food superstore

The Duchy of Cornwall has been branded “hypocritical” after backing a scheme on the outskirts of Truro which protesters say will ruin a beautiful green valley. Plans for The Cornish Food Centre would create a small branch of supermarket chain Waitrose, as well as a venue to sell local produce. It is part of the [...]

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Latest Comment from Cllr Carlyon

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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Much work has been done by Cornwall Council in respect of the advantages of providing an eastern Park and Ride.  However, the supermarket Waitrose is to be built alongside the Park and Ride and this must be expected to increase the traffic along Tregolls Road in both directions. What is the calculated increase in traffic [...]

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St Clement Parish Meeting 31st August

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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This Wednesday evening, 31 August, at 7.30pm, St Clement Parish Council will be holding its monthly meeting at the parish hall in St Clement – just up the hill from the river – I intend raising the issue of asking the council to hold an urgent public meeting in September to discuss the proposals and [...]

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Tresillian future?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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We know that the new house-building at Tresillian is stretching further and further up the hill away from the river. We hear that a speculator has bought Tregoninney Farm on the hill between Tresillian and Truro. We know that County plans involve development from the Trevella stream at the foot of that hill as far [...]

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Philip Buddell’s response to Best Development Ever

Monday, August 29, 2011

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Michael Stone should have lived in Truro for the past 40 years before contemplating making such outlandish and irresponsible statements as contained in his post ‘Best Development Ever’.  Perhaps he’s on the Duchy payroll. These are not infrastructure improvements but just one retrograde proposal after another which will cause total chaos to the city and [...]

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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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‘Save Truro’ supporters speak out

Friday, August 26, 2011

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West Briton 25th August 2011 CAMPAIGNERS behind a leaflet encouraging Waitrose to move into the former Somerfield store in Truro instead of into a new purpose-built home on the east of the city have spoken out. Save Truro members sparked a response from a director at the national supermarket chain to the local media after [...]

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Philip Buddell calls for Residents’ Meeting

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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Tresillian Parish Council It is clear from a considerable number of comments made in these columns and elsewhere that a large number of Tresillian residents, in whose parish the proposed TEDC scheme is planned, are dissatisfied with the way in which the local parish council debated and made a decision on the proposals.  Notice of [...]

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This whole scheme reeks of excuses, lies and double-dealing

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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I agree entirely with Philip Buddell’s points but the main point being missed by it seems everyone is the vast increase in traffic using the approach roads to the present traffic lights at the A39/A390 junction. Living in Tresillan, I am more aware than most of the so called knowledgeable councillors, of the present problem [...]

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