Posts Tagged with "letters"

More letters against TEDC pour into West Briton

Friday, September 16, 2011

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More letters against TEDC pour into West Briton

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Duke of Cornwall is trying to pull a ‘fast one’ over the whole Cornish population

Thursday, September 15, 2011

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Duke of Cornwall is trying to pull a ‘fast one’ over the whole Cornish population

Having followed the debate regarding the Duke of Cornwall’s proposed development, which I notice is now being referred to as ‘Truro’s Eastern District Centre’. There are two things that immediately occur to me: Who came up with that most stupid and asinine name? The second being that the spokesperson for the development company is of [...]

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Good News from Rob Nolan

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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‘I’m delighted that in the face of the challenges Truro is facing, politicians have put aside party differences and the ancient rivalries of Town and Parish Councils, to bring all available talents and resources together. Greg Peters, Chairman of Kenwyn Council, has convinced his Council to do something never done before, to sit down with [...]

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A Letter from Down Under

Friday, July 8, 2011

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Unique Cornwall Twelve years ago I left my beloved homeland of Cornwall and moved to Australia.  My treasured Mum, Dad, brothers and their respective families remain in Cornwall and live in a beautiful village not far from the City of Truro.  Whilst I cannot return as often as I would like, when I do get [...]

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Yet more letters to the West Briton

Monday, July 4, 2011

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And they don’t like it one bit!

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Letter to Eric Pickles – HELP!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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The Right Honourable Eric Pickles Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government             Truro Department for Communities and Local Government Eland House                                                                                       Cornwall Bressenden Place London SW1E 5DU                                                                                           27th June 2011   Dear Mr Pickles, The Duchy of Cornwall and Cornwall Council are together submitting a planning application for the Council’s own Planning Department [...]

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Prime land loss

Friday, June 24, 2011

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West Briton Letters 23rd June Many letters have been written about the so-called ‘Eastern Green’ development; only one of which, from a frequent contributor, living in the far west, in support. What has not been mentioned will be the devastating loss of prime agricultural land to the tenant Duchy farmer.  Although I have never met [...]

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Best of luck with your Campaign

Monday, June 6, 2011

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Hi, I represent the Save The Holy Headland Campaign in Penzance. We’ve just won a two and a half year battle against Cornwall Council and their Ducal and Nuclear Big Business friends, over their plan to destroy our beach and pier. We are now trying to preserve the ancient site of St.Anthony’s Chapel from being [...]

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Letter on Mary Portas’s website

Friday, June 3, 2011

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Letter on Mary Portas’s website

Does this ring any bells with you? Mac Wood says: June 2, 2011 at 12:38 pm I live in a beautiful old market town (heard this before?), which is due to be desecrated by the building of a Sainsbury’s superstore on the edge of town and within 50 metres of the historic Bishops Waltham Palace [...]

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The Empire gets knotted

Thursday, June 2, 2011

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I was more than a little taken aback by some of the negative letters referring to Rob Nolan’s first speech as Mayor of Truro. I was in the room at the mayor making and the central thrust of the Mayor’s speech, that Truro needs to be protected from over development was extremely well received. Mr [...]

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The Eastern Waitrose Gate

Monday, May 30, 2011

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At the recent public meeting at City Hall, we were told by representatives of Cornwall Council that the needs of Truro must take precedence over the views of people living here and that the Eastern Park & Ride development would bring more shoppers to the town centre, thus securing its future prosperity. Having read both [...]

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The Duchy should be ashamed!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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I have looked at the development proposed on the Duchy land on the eastern edge of Truro,and I feel that this would be detrimental to the viability of Truro centre as well as making an adverse visual impact on the approach to the City. The effect of both out of town and so called edge [...]

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Boom then Bust!

Monday, May 23, 2011

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I think the evidence that edge/out of town developments hurt city centre trade is unarguable. It seems the norm however, even in hard times, for councillors to try to justify their position/salaries by approving un-necessary developments simply to be seen to be doing something! I understand that such developments provide construction jobs initially (but how [...]

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Don’t want these green fields spoiled

Friday, May 20, 2011

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I certainly wouldn’t want these green fields spoiled. A Waitrose? Fine in Truro but not stuck out there. I don’t think the Food Hall is a good idea as we have plenty of other outlets which would be harmed by this. It’s a good idea to have the Recycling Centre closer to Truro but is this [...]

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Why another food hall?

Monday, May 16, 2011

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After some pondering, I am finding it hard to work out why we need a food hall? Is the food hall going to be next door to the supermarket that is selling food? In the city itself there are plenty of fine food retailers these days, good deli’s, butchers and fruit and veg shops. Even [...]

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The Greedy City

Monday, May 16, 2011

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Why has it got to be Truro that has to have new supermarkets and other such developments which seem to be at the expense of other Cornish towns like Redruth?  To me the Redruth Brewery site offers an excellent opportunity for a Waitrose store and a Cornish Food Hall (whatever that may mean). The type [...]

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A rural edge to a lovely city is a precious resource

Monday, May 16, 2011

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I am appalled at the development proposal on Duchy of Cornwall land to the east of Truro. The Newquay road provides a natural boundary to the eastern rural edge of Truro. Apart from the inappropiate, somewhat pretentious, proposal for the Waitrose store and the Food Hall the plan for the residential part of the proposal [...]

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This takes the Prince of Wales’ biscuit!

Friday, May 13, 2011

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This takes the Prince of Wales’ biscuit!

As a resident of Redruth who shops in Truro, I do hope that I’m allowed to intrude upon your private grief,  albeit with a wry smile as someone over there seems determined to repeat the mistakes made in so many Cornish towns. Not long ago I read in the Daily Telegraph that the Duchy of [...]

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67 retail outlets and 548 jobs in danger from proposals

Thursday, May 12, 2011

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Re: Proposed Eastern District Centre development I am writing on behalf of Truro Farmers Market to express our serious concerns about the proposed Eastern District Centre development on the outskirts of Truro that includes a proposed Taste of Cornwall and a Waitrose supermarket. We firmly believe this development will impact on the viability of our [...]

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Letter from Tim Thompson – Chairman Chacewater Parish Council

Sunday, May 8, 2011

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I am the first to admit that when it comes to the workings of government, both local and national, I am pretty naïve. But I am beginning to understand what the present Government means by ‘localism’.  They are like the grown-up at the Christmas party who says, “I will decide where to put the Christmas [...]

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Letter to the Prince of Wales

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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Shorelands Probus Truro 22/3/2011   His Royal Highness, Prince of Wales Clarence House London   Your Royal Highness, Further to my recent letter concerning the proposed destruction of 55 acres of prime agricultural land to the east of Truro I must advise you that there is a rapidly rising tide of anger at these proposals [...]

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My letter to the West Briton

Monday, May 2, 2011

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Dear Sir, Last night I attended the Truro City Council Annual Town Meeting, to which any members of the public are welcome. Mark Kaczmarek and Graeme Hicks of Cornwall Council, and Tim Wood of Transportation and Highways were there to tell the meeting about the plans that they and the Duchy have to build a development on Duchy land [...]

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