Planning Future Cornwall - Preferred Approach for a Core Str

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Planning Future Cornwall - Preferred Approach for a Core Str

Post by beniastrolab » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:50 pm

Anyone had a look yet?

Any comments? I've chucked in my tuppence!


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Re: Planning Future Cornwall - Preferred Approach for a Core

Post by zennorman2 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:23 pm

All about housing and nothing much else.

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Re: Planning Future Cornwall - Preferred Approach for a Core

Post by Roger Lowry » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:03 pm

I see Penzance Harbour Users have got their scheme to improve the economy for future generations of West Cornwall into the document

PM6: Penzance Harbour Extension – A project to extend Penzance Harbour to the east of Albert Pier is being proposed by the Penzance Harbour Users Association. The project proposes the creation of a new marina. The project would require the construction of a new pier arm sea wall and breakwater out into Mounts Bay to create some 400 new moorings and facilities for boat users. In addition the development would reclaim an 8 hectare area of land to enable a mixed used development area to provide a marina car park, marine related employment, leisure and residential uses. Any development would need to consider its potential impact on the environment, ecology and hydrology of the Bay. As this development is beyondthe scope of the current Harbour a new Harbour Revision Order will need to be granted before proposals can proceed.

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Re: Planning Future Cornwall - Preferred Approach for a Core

Post by Roger Lowry » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:36 pm

Had this sent to me today - it might stimulate some debate.
The Core Strategy: Time for a breathing space

Over the last 50 years Cornwall’s population grew by 208,000 (the equivalent of 19 Truros). The number of houses doubled from 132,000 to 255,000.

Back in 1989 CoSERG called for a breathing space so that Cornwall and its communities could cope with this unprecedented growth, safeguard the environment and retain what makes our place special, its Cornishness.

Sadly, the juggernaut of housing and population growth rolled on.

Cornwall Council’s Core Strategy now proposes pushing the current growth rate even higher. They are planning for between 48,000 and 54,500 houses plus a number of ‘eco-communities’. This means the built-up area of Cornwall will grows by over a fifth. In just two decades.

Population will grow by between 105,000 and 125,000 (or by 10-11 more Truros). In just two decades.

This level of growth will mean
the loss of significant areas of countryside
the urbanisation of our towns and villages
much more traffic and congestion
irresponsible depletion of our natural resources

It will not solve our housing crisis.

And it is certainly not sustainable. Extrapolating this growth rate means that our children and grandchildren will be living in a Cornwall of more than a million people, twice the current numbers.

Is this what we want? When did we ever vote for this?

The Core Strategy is crucial as the higher the housing target the easier it is for developers to get planning permission for more houses in your community. This is why developers and the big construction companies are frantically lobbying the planners.

The Core Strategy asks us to give our views on this level of growth.

CoSERG intends to call for stable population planning that meets local needs and allows for 80% of current gross in-migration. We calculate this requires building 12,500 houses.

We have only seven weeks left to make our views known. It is essential that we organise. As many of us as possible need to tell them we do not accept this unsustainable growth.

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Re: Planning Future Cornwall - Preferred Approach for a Core

Post by Mark » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:29 am

As long as a hundred of us remain alive, we shall never give in to the domination of the English. We fight not for glory, not for wealth nor honours but only and alone for freedom, which no good man surrenders but with his life...

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Re: Planning Future Cornwall - Preferred Approach for a Core

Post by Rosko » Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:59 am

Truro is under siege...
The Western gate has been breached at Higher Town & Treliske, with the enemy recently taking New Bridge. Threemilestone has been completely over-run..
Meanwhile, the Northeast & South gates are about to fall, as the unholly alliance of the Duke of Waitrose and Perfidion Homes make an all out attack on greenfield Union and Arch Hills, two well known resistance spots, but this latest double onslaught could prove too much, and, if they fall to the dark side, will mean a thousand years of (car)oppression under King Developer and his pathetic, cheap yet unaffordable mercenaries, Purse-y-men and wankholmes.

We finally defeated SWERDA - it will only cost £900m to dismantle these ivory towers around Britain - but the battle's far from over.

Wandering around the streets of Truro in the 21st century feels just like wandering round the streets of a Wiltshire, Hertfordshire or Hampshire town. It's taken just 10-15 years to get to this state of bland anonymity, thanks to our thoughtful and selfless planners and councillors... Many of them suffering from delusions of grandeur, but probably more to do with an incurable bout of brownenvelopitis...

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Re: Planning Future Cornwall - Preferred Approach for a Core

Post by Marhak » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:25 am

Not to mention the fact that most of the current planners are themselves from these bland, anonymous towns up theer en furren parts, and are now busy in homogenising Kernow.

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Re: Planning Future Cornwall - Preferred Approach for a Core

Post by Rosko » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:58 am

Yes, Marhak, some are... But sadly, some are also very Cornish, home-grown, intelligent, well educated, well qualified and also very ambitious and even brain-washed, self-centred prats, looking for a promotion, an OBE or an Oscar.
Some are hoping to be spotted by the a big firm in the private sector; some are just keen to impress big business; some even just think Cornwall's been left behind (!!) and that we must surely hurry and catch up with the ring roads, big developments and ever more concrete, to prove we've arrived in the 20th century... Completely missing the point that many people around GB, in the 21st century, are running away to places like Cornwall, exactly because it hasn't yet been blighted by the kind of ugly over-development that people up and down the country are finally realising is not just ugly, but unhealthy too, for all sorts of reasons.
The tragic part is, individuals, whether local or no, are making life changing decisions on behalf of their 'communities' - and I use that term very loosely - based on their often very short term personal agendas...

All very sad...

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Re: Planning Future Cornwall - Preferred Approach for a Core

Post by Ludgvan » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:13 pm

Dr Bernard Deacon, in his comments on the Council website, provides much information to show why Cornwall Council's preferred approach to the Core Strategy is completely wrong for Cornwall. Well worth reading:

http://consult.cornwall.gov.uk/common/s ... :sortMode=

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Re: Planning Future Cornwall - Preferred Approach for a Core

Post by Rosko » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:48 pm

Many thank for this, Ludgvan.

Makes depressing reading, when taken as a whole (my focus and silent screaming, in recent years, has been focused on the 'Carrick' area).

Very well disputed, point by point, by Dr Beacon, though his objective, rational and academic analysis, will no doubt fall on the same deaf ears of councillors, planners and politicians, who all have an eye on the 'bigger picyure' : it's a big pie and I want a piece of it, either in the form of cash or ego-tripping.

His deck chair arranging on the Titanic is a brilliant analogy, but sadly one that's lost on officialdom blinded by their own green eyes.

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Re: Planning Future Cornwall - Preferred Approach for a Core

Post by Ludgvan » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:36 pm

Have a look at the new facebook site - 'Bin the Core Strategy' - here:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cornwall- ... 072?ref=ts

There is some excellent analysis (informed, academic and evidence-based) from Coserg and Cornish Zetetics:

http://cornishzetetics.blogspot.com/sea ... 20Strategy

https://twitter.com/#!/CoSERG

http://www.cornwallcoserg.org.uk/

The bottom line is that the Council want to build 48,000 houses in Cornwall in 20 years, which will mean 100,000 more people (80,000 of which will be in-migrants), and which will double Cornwall's population by the end of this century.
They want to increase the built up area of Cornwall as a whole by 20%.

If you don't like the sound of these changes, take some relevant points from these sites, add your own knowledge of your area, and leave comments on the Council consultation website:

http://consult.cornwall.gov.uk/portal/

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Re: Planning Future Cornwall - Preferred Approach for a Core

Post by Rosko » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:17 pm

They are planning to spend some £20-30m on a new small road round the back of Camborne, to link it to Re'Druth, on the pretext, according to Camborne 'chiefs' that it will help create 5000 jobs, once they infill with more housing for disaffected Manchester & London residents.

When you question the rationale, the data or the plan, in any way at all, some members of this wise old politburo throw a hissy fit and say that's what will happen!!

"NEW JOBS!" they scream, "1000's of NEW JOBS".

... Yeah and Israel is planning to invite the Ayatollahs to Jerusalem for a tea party...

The brown envelope super-highway is re-opened for business...

Question is, how low have bribes to local planners & councillors been driven because of the recession?

That and the fact that Kevin Heaney still runs TCFC, makes me wanna puke...

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Re: Planning Future Cornwall - Preferred Approach for a Core

Post by Lee G Broderick » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:38 pm

Anyone else spot the "temporary residents" spin? Therein lies the biggest problem.

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Re: Planning Future Cornwall - Preferred Approach for a Core

Post by Rosko » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:19 pm

... and just heard Waitrose have been given green light to desecrate more pristine farmland - formerly owned by that royal leech and chief royal hypocrite, Prince Charles - in a part of town where traffic does not actually move very much for 4/5 hours of the day. Meanwhile, a heavily subsidised farmers market will kill those already surviving in Truro.

What is bloody wrong with our planners and councillors?!! Can they not see that all these grand plans have one, single common theme?!

More f*****g housing, way above and beyond any real local need.

The great Cornish housing swindle rocks on.... Only silver lining to this latest sorry tale is that Heaney won't be part of the profiteering...

Small consolation...

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