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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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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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Implement The Supermarket Levy

Wednesday, January 29, 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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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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Skullduggery at Coyte Farm?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Opponents of the Coyte Farm development will be interested to know that following the developers proposals and the objections to it by Ellandi, Cornwall Council commisioned a report by GVA (the UK’s largest independent commercial property consultants) to establish a non partisan view on the proposed retail developments in St. Austell. The draft of this [...]

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Let’s Get Building in Truro!!

Thursday, October 10, 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

Wednesday, July 3, 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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Channel 4 Dispatches – 8 pm July 1st

Monday, July 1, 2013

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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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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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Election Special – Threemilestone and Gloweth

Friday, April 26, 2013

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An interesting battle is taking place in the Threemilestone and Gloweth Ward. The sitting member is Chris Pascoe, a prime example of the danger of having vested interests on the Strategic Planning Committee. When the application for 1500 houses at Langarth came to the Planning Committee, Chris Pascoe was told that because he wanted to [...]

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Election Special – Ladock, St Clement & St Erme

Monday, April 22, 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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More news on the Green Champion

Monday, March 18, 2013

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How Prince Charles the Green champion is concreting over the countryside to pay for his lavish lifestyle Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2294243/How-Prince-Charles-Green-champion-concreting-countryside-pay-lavish-lifestyle.html#ixzz2Nujchax1

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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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Our Cornwall needs your help!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

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Kaczmarek Deconstructed

Thursday, January 17, 2013

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Fairy stories and flimsy statements Deconstructing Mark Kaczmarek’s speech of 11th December on the Local Plan housing targets In December Councillor Kaczmarek, the portfolio holder for housing and planning at Cornwall Council, gave a speech defending the Council’s determination to increase its housing target to 49,000 over the next 20 years. Councillor Kaczmarek began by [...]

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You Can’t Adam & Eve It

Friday, January 4, 2013

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In an impassioned speech to the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC), the Prince also said the countryside is threatened by flooding, drought and the outbreak of plant disease such as ash dieback. He said the only way to protect Britain’s rural landscape is to support the farmers responsible for maintaining fields, buildings and businesses – especially [...]

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Two Cornwalls revealed by Census

Friday, December 28, 2012

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The detailed population figures revealed last month from the 2011 Census demonstrate the widening gulf between two very different Cornwalls. Dr Bernard Deacon told a meeting of Our Cornwall, the group campaigning for a more sustainable future, that while some parishes were growing fast others were now stable   ‘On the one hand’, he said, ‘the space [...]

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The repercussions of Kevin Lavery’s appointment in Wellington

Friday, December 21, 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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Developers more important than people of Truro

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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Early this morning I walked with my dog along Tregurra Lane; there were two hares boxing in the Duchy field, unaware that they would soon be evicted. Every member of Truro City Council, every Truro member of Cornwall Council, the Truro Chamber of Commerce, Totally Truro, the market traders, most local residents and shopkeepers were [...]

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The Taste of Cornwall is different

Friday, May 11, 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!

Friday, May 4, 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!

Thursday, May 3, 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!

Friday, April 6, 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

Friday, March 30, 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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Don’t need this!

Friday, March 16, 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

Friday, March 16, 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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