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Views Sought On Housing Targets
7:01am 20th April 2013
Cornish residents are being urged to have their say over controversial plans to build 42,000 new homes.
That was the target decided by Cornwall councillors earlier this year, in a bid to tackle our housing crisis.
But critics are concerned the number is too high, and will threaten Cornwall's countryside and green spaces.
These locals in Padstow agree. One woman said: "That's an awful lot, because the amenities can't cope, our water supply. I just think it's overcrowding."
This woman added: "I think it's a bit too much. You're going to use some of the green belt. They're still going to be out of reach for young people, because there's not the wages."
Oliver May runs a gallery in Padstow. He said: "It depends on what they're going to build. And if they're going to build affordable homes, that'll work.
"But to come in and say, we'll build a couple of affordable homes and bang out a load of homes that only high earners will be able to afford, it just turns Cornwall into a ghost town."
To see the plans for new homes where you live and have you say, click here
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