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8:01am 3rd February 2013

Pirate FM has learnt developers are backing out on affordable housing promises in Cornwall.

It is as statistics show they are re-negotiating deals with the council.

Some estates in Marazion and Launceston ended up with none at all.

Bude rep Nigel Pearce did the research:

"We need to look at the figures. If a developer says 'I'm not going to make enough money' then say - 'Ok let's have a look at your figures'. At the moment the planning officers are doing that but we need a lot more scrutiny.

"Affordable housing should be at least 50%. Now, if a developer says they can't afford that, then they should prove that because Cornwall's special. It's not like anywhere else and you only get the chance to build once. This is what we want Cornwall Council to do, to set the bar high."  

8:01am 3rd February 2013

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