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Post by Rosko » Mon May 28, 2012 9:58 pm

TrevorPen you're boring us yawn yawn go away... And look up Duchy, you silly prick.

Coady,
You're right, but only because the current bunch of 'leaders' in Cornwall do sod all to remedy the status quo, whilst the developers have free reign to destroy our environment & heritage.

Do you not think the UK & EU were not up in arms when the Channel Islands (separately) passed their own laws re housing & immigration?!! But they did. Yet their feudal system goes back even further than ours, and is still written in old Norman-French; QEII, as Duchess of Normandy, is still head of state there.

But in Cornwall, we seem to be stuck between a rock & a hard place (no puns intended!) with a billionaire government headed by a half-breed, half-wit twerp who doesn't know his arse from his elbow (step forward prince Charles), and only interested in preserving the cash generating status quo, on one side, whilst in the red corner, we have a bunch of numpties and corrupt ego-driven goldfish (step forward council & civil servants) happily letting every temporary minister, regional QUANGO suit&tie prick and other planning all singing, all dancing 'wizard' pushing through totally unsustainable development to house everyone and their bloody dog, completely unhindered.

Even Devin passed through some restrictions on holiday/second home ownership, in some of their villages, because it makes sense, and they're just an English county twice the bloody size of Cornwall...

When will this madness stop?!!

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Post by CJenkin » Tue May 29, 2012 10:57 am

Coady
I hope you've been following what has gone on at Cornwall Council because your faith in their projections is far from my faith in their projections.
Cllr Cole has led with a pragmatic position which gained support from the people who really do know on the strategic committee and then the numbers were increased at a whim by the cabinet.
The reality is that there probably isn't a demand for this level of growth but in the rush to develop large areas of countryside we could end up with lots of inappropriate and unsustainable dvelopments being given permission because of the housing figures.
We in MK would like to see a more targetted and thoughful approach to development - instead of the free for all that we have at the moment.
Some planners seem to think there is absolutely no problem with Truro doubling in size despite the fact its infrastucture is struggling to cope with the present number of inhabitants.
Dick Cole made a pledge that the MK councillors would not oppose for opposition sake but would engage in positive pro-active opposition. We want solutions that will work for Cornish residents - not housing developers.

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Post by capten » Tue May 29, 2012 11:37 am

It's the housing developers that provide the figures and projections, and tell us there's a housing crisis. They should be taken entirely out of the equation.

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Post by TeamKernow » Tue May 29, 2012 2:27 pm

capten wrote:It's the housing developers that provide the figures and projections, and tell us there's a housing crisis. They should be taken entirely out of the equation.
And also the remunerated councillors, grossly overpaid chief executives and planning officers who all have vested pecuniary interests in maximising the concrete'ntarmac'nasphalt based council tax/business rates take. They should ALL be declaring financial interests! Perhaps planning should be handled by an entirely neutral arms length body responsive to democratic input but immune to Section 106 bribes and all the other hyperoverdevelopment inbuilt biases.
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Post by Marhak » Tue May 29, 2012 6:45 pm

I remember with disgust the situation at Penwith Council when an active estate agent was a member of the Planning Committee! (Needless to say, Tory). So, this guy had advance knowledge of which sites had got outline consent, and did very well for himself. And no one said a word!

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Post by Rosko » Tue May 29, 2012 9:37 pm

Couldn't agree with you more, Capten, but then the morons that accept the figures, right at the very top, eg. fat pie-eating useless tw*ts like Pickles, and Prescott before him, wouldn't know a forecast Model if it bit 'em on the ass...

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Post by Rosko » Wed May 30, 2012 2:38 am

Tean,

I take no real pleasure in seeing the stadium plans fall through. It's a no-win situation. I would love for it to happen. But properly planned, financed and situated. Not as part of some cooked up, vested interest clique and using large amounts of public funds.

Meanwhile, no stadium, but 1500 homes. I'm hardly relieved. I'm even more pissed off.

As for the criminal Dunchy/Waitrose-inspired destruction of East Truro... Where do I start?!!!!

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Post by Rosko » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:25 am

What's MK's position on all these 10,000's of new homes planned for our Market towns - mostly to accommodate in-migration - over the next 5-10 years, and what counter-proposals, if any have the party put in place?

And what about our 6 Tory & Lib-dem MPs? What's their position on these completely unsustainable development plans, that seem driven purely for short term Duchy/developr greed, aided and abetted by corrupt (à la Varney/Chris Pascoe) and/or blinded councillors (delusions of graudeur), than by any sort of reasonable and sustainable long term growth plans?

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Post by Marhak » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:02 am

Just having a quick chuckle here, Rosko. One of the old Victorian "penny dreadfuls", long before Bram Stoker came along, featured "Varney the Vampyre". Is he back?

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Post by CJenkin » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:34 am

Rosko wrote:What's MK's position on all these 10,000's of new homes planned for our Market towns - mostly to accommodate in-migration - over the next 5-10 years, and what counter-proposals, if any have the party put in place?

And what about our 6 Tory & Lib-dem MPs? What's their position on these completely unsustainable development plans, that seem driven purely for short term Duchy/developr greed, aided and abetted by corrupt (à la Varney/Chris Pascoe) and/or blinded councillors (delusions of graudeur), than by any sort of reasonable and sustainable long term growth plans?
I know the Executive committee have been working hard in producing robsut responses to the council's core strategy. Since MK councillors were lected they have been working to reduce the numbers in the proposals to more sustainable levels.
MK are champions for protecting communities from inappropriate development across Cornwall and will continue to focus its support for local needs housing.

Some relevant links:
http://www.mebyonkernow.org/news/article.php?id=30
http://www.mebyonkernow.org/news/article.php?id=38

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Post by Rosko » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:26 am

Thank you, Conan, that's good to read.

But in all honesty, I really don't think that's enough...

If MK are sincere about their opposition to this ongoing lunacy, they need to be far more vocal and proactive about this.

Who, outside political hacks and readers of C24, knows about what youve just told me?

This is a massive issue that many, many people in Truro, in Cornwall, of all political persuasion, really care about.

MK should be screaming about this.

It should be in the press, regularly, both the details of these plans and MK's robust opposition to them (and not just an occasional report outlining the plans, almost as a fait accompli).

Those that vote should be named - and in some cases, shamed - and their backgrounds, accounts, histories, interests exposed, with much fanfare, eg. how is Mike Varney able to chair these meetings, with the deplorable background that many in Falmouth know if him (practically given a new Wank Home in exchange for complete U turn on planning vote at Swan's reach)? He should be front page news; investigated by the council and others; his accounts should be audited and there should be far, far more scrutiny of members that vote on such hugely significant decisions for Cornwall's future.

MK should be leading the charge here. It's both a political opportunity and an absolute necessity, to avoid the kind of crass decisions that we are all too often a victim of, such as this new Prince Charles-driven Eastern District Development, in Truro.

On that decision alone, and given all the information I've read, how on earth was this passed, When you consider the weight and quality of opposition?! Again, who voted for it and why? Why did he planning inspector pass it, on what merits and what's his/her personal position relating to this (did Prince Charles' cronies or the Waitrose heavies get to him/her)? Could we audit accounts here of all concerned. And why is Pickles washing his hands of it all, when he's so involved with any and every other decision, up and down Britain? Same question: who got to him?

MK really needs to start fighting the good fight in a much more public way, and much more explicitly and aggressively, not just because it has political ambitions, but especially because, as it keeps claiming, it is the only party with Cornwall's real interests at heart.

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Re: Mebyon Kernow feedback wanted

Post by Rosko » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:53 pm

Finally recognised for what he (Kevin Heaney) is, a FRAUD :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19371372

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