Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Claims Cornwall's At Risk of Urbal Sprawl

news - housing
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

7:01am 11th February 2012

There is a warning large parts of Cornwall could be under threat from developers

The Campaign to Protect Rural England says it is because of changes to planning rules.

It is worried they could lead to urban sprawls.

Over three quarters of land around St Austell and Newquay is not protected.

Local campaigner Peter Wiper says it is already an issue:

"We have had a plan put together by Cornwall Council, yet we are still getting predatory developers trying to impose unwanted residential development on a town which doesn't have the infrastructure to support it"

"Cornwall Council is currently running a consultation on the local development framework and I would plead with people to get involved with that. We don't have to put up with unwanted development"


But officials say they have to strike a balance between big developments and Cornwall's housing crisis.

22,000 people are on the waiting list.

Council housing boss Mark Kaczmarek:

"Less than 3 percent of Cornwall land is developed. We have World Heritage Site status, we have a number areas of Special Scientific Interest and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty but we also have a growing population and we have to address it"

"Without a planned approach you have sporadic development, it'll be done piecemeal. But concentrating our efforts in and around major towns, where most of the development is going to be, is good news for Cornwall and good news for housing"


You can see the full report from the CPRE here

7:01am 11th February 2012

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
donald trump

WATCH: Cornwall American: I Can't Support "Someone Like That"

One verdict as Donald Trump becomes President

mental health/abuse

WATCH: Crime In Cornwall Is Rising

Click to have your say on how safe you feel in the Duchy in a Pirate FM poll

Most read
lorry stuck at pentewan

PHOTO: Narrow Cornish Road - Lorry Gets Stuck

And it has been there for over 12 hours!

police line

UPDATE: Woman Dies After A30 Crash

A toddler suffered minor injuries after the collision involving a tractor

Top articles

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

NI child abuse inquiry recommends payoffs for victims

National News: An inquiry into historical abuse in Northern Ireland has found systematic failings in the care of children in institutions and recommended compensation.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

T2: Trainspotting sequel wins over critics

Showbiz News: Trainspotting's long-awaited sequel T2 has won over most critics' hearts, but expectations were far from great.

President Donald Trump's America will withdraw from the world

World News: America is entering a new era of insularity. Ending an age of free trade and heralding one of protectionism. 

Andy Murray makes winning start at Australian Open

Sports News: World number one Andy Murray kicked off his Australian Open campaign with a hard-fought straight-sets victory against Illya Marchenko on Monday.

US Congress broadcast interrupted by Russian channel RT

Strange News: An online broadcast of a US network from the floor of the House of Representatives has been bizarrely interrupted by the Russian news site RT.

Newer article

Cornwall's Rugby Teams Do Battle

Cornwall News: Redruth and Launceston in home action

Older article

Tom Daley Video Goes Viral

Cornwall News: Plymouth diving sensation makes spoof music video with Team GB mates

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.