Posts Tagged with "planning"

Another Week-Another Farm-Another Hillside

Saturday, May 3, 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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Your chance to ‘DO SOMETHING’

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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Deacon Petition

People are asking what they can do to oppose the developer-led planning. Here’s one suggestion. Let’s pre-empt their consultation and tell the Council we don’t want our countryside used to build soulless estates of unaffordable houses for the profit of the big developers. Take the first step and register your opposition to plans to build [...]

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High Streets are ‘being failed by Planning Law’

Monday, December 9, 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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All change on the Strategic Planning Committee

Thursday, June 6, 2013

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All change on the Strategic Planning Committee

So it’s goodbye to the Planning Champion, Mike (‘I move we approve’) Varney and welcome to Rob Nolan, the new Chairman of the Strategic Committee. No, it won’t be the end of mass development in Cornwall but Cllr Nolan should at least bring a better sense of balance to the system as, sadly, the Cornwall [...]

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Can Julian Fellowes do better than us?

Wednesday, March 13, 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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Devon Councillor says ‘I don’t come cheap’

Sunday, March 10, 2013

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From the Daily Telegraph      

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Councillors for hire who give firms planning advice

Sunday, March 10, 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

Thursday, March 7, 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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Is this the future of Sulyen’s Farm?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

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As torrents of rumour tumble around the Cornish Stadium project, and Mr Heaney re-emerges with munificent offers of finance to rescue yet another ailing project, those interested in the fate of 55 acres of good farmland to the East of Truro, and the negative impact of a park & ride scheme which will have no effect [...]

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Flimsy Evidence for shortage of housing

Thursday, February 23, 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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A Ludicrous Idea!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

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The proposed Park and Ride is just too close to the City Centre.  The idea that traffic from the Newquay and North Cornwall area will only find the Park and Ride if they come to Truro by the A39 is ridiculous.   Anyone driving to Exeter’s Park and Ride at Matford Park follow the signage – I [...]

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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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Don’t be complacent folks, it could be in your back yard or a field near you soon.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Re. Mad Waitrose scheme in Truro Couldn’t agree more, please leave our greenfields alone and no more developments, none of us want them, it’s just the developers that are pushing for all this building. The visitors to Truro surely don’t want them either. They come to Cornwall for some green space and peace! Not another [...]

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Tension mounts on Lemon Quay

Sunday, February 12, 2012

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Life for managers of the Lemon Quay estate is very tense at the moment – Peacocks has gone into administration and there is constant uneasiness in the Boardroom at HMV – a recent  revival package would seem to keep hope alive for the Truro shop for now, but perhaps the change in emphasis and the [...]

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Kaczmarek – Cornwall’s King Lear

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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“I shall do such things, I know not yet what they are, but they shall be the terror of the earth!” Mark Kaczmarek, Cornwall Council’s cabinet member for planning, said its soon-to-be-approved Core Strategy would dictate where 48,000 new homes were built over the next 20 years, not large housebuilders. He predicted that urban areas [...]

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The View from Tresillian

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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In 1974, my wife and I bought our first house in Tresillian and every time I drove into Truro, up and around Woodcock Corner, I thought how lucky I was to be able to enjoy one of the finest scenic approaches to any county town in Britain. The sadly deceased architect and commentator, Ian Nairn, [...]

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Support for Truro City Council re. TEDC

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Dear Mr. Vella I am not local so I appreciate that my comments carry no weight with Cornwall council.  However, since I lived in Penwith, on and off, for ten happy years, and still visit Cornwall regularly, I want to express my support for the city council’s rejection of this scheme (Guardian Saturday 14th January). “Truro [...]

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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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The Prince with a Craving for Paving

Saturday, December 24, 2011

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The Prince with a Craving for Paving

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A Waitrose blueprint for Truro

Friday, December 16, 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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Cllrs should read Mary’s report

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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The report by Mary Portas made some sound observations about the decline in many town centres across the UK. It was also of interest that some of her positive comments were drawn from her visits to Cornwall . It is true that  places like Falmouth and Truro still offer a fairly vibrant town centre with [...]

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The Council’s follies and Truro District Eastern Centre

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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It always bothers me when the ‘officials’ (please translate that as meaning the council) come up with a range of very dodgy statistics (please translate that as cutting traffic, affordable houses and all the other many very dubious statements that they have made) and give some consideration to the following: Sir Fred Goodwin, supported by [...]

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Reply to Alex Morrison re TEDC

Saturday, December 10, 2011

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I assure Alex Morrison (West Briton letters 8th Dec) that if, at either the Probus or Council Public Meeting, I had noticed him being held down and forced to listen to me speak I would have been the first to support him in his democratic right to leave the room if he did not wish [...]

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Open letter to Strategic Planning Committee

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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  Here is a copy of a letter which I sent to all members of the Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee and their respective substitutes. I have also asked the local newspapers to publish it as an Open Letter to all the councillors. Dear Councillors On Thursday the 15th December you will be asked to [...]

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What is it with these planners?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

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What is it with these planners? Have they not learnt from mistakes of this kind blithely made in the past, both here and elsewhere? Why try to turn Truro into a facsimile of Basingstoke, Swindon and all the rest? You would like to think that the Council has the welfare and well-being of Cornwall in [...]

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Proposed site is ludicrous

Sunday, November 27, 2011

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I am writing regarding my opposition to the proposed Eastern development of Truro. I’m all in favour of big name stores coming IN TO Truro , but I think the proposed site is ludicrous. Have any of the people who are in support driven in to Truro ? The roads  can’t cope now .Once a [...]

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Mad Waitrose Scheme in Truro

Thursday, November 24, 2011

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Mad Waitrose Scheme in Truro

What a stupid idea that they have come up with:- Firstly (and foremostly) –  the use of agricultural land – this should always be sacrosanct at all costs. Secondly – it is a (minor!!) supermarket who seems to be offering, for its being granted ‘planning permission’ a selection of ‘affordable homes’  – what a joke! – most [...]

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The TEDC is a Dangerous Folly

Sunday, November 20, 2011

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The TEDC is a Dangerous Folly

This proposal is a dangerous economic and environmental folly that appears not to have learned from the planning mistakes of the past, where unique landscape settings have been destroyed in exchange for soulless surroundings, more pollution and an overall downturn in the economy. There needs to be more genuine consultation over this to see what [...]

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