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Claims Cornwall's At Risk of Urbal Sprawl

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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

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