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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:25 pm    Post subject: MEGA-BUILD IS LATEST CHAPTER IN THE TRASHING OF CORNWALL Reply with quote

Sixty-eight thousand houses? In Cornwall? Where are they going to put them? For those people who keep up to date with the latest machinations in the committee rooms and council chambers, this is probably the central question at the moment.Strangely enough, it is also the key question for all those whose voices are rarely, if ever, heard - those whom you might describe as "The Silent".

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday - Duchy puts in for 500 houses on green field site:

Two major schemes to build hundreds of homes on green field sites in Newquay have been registered.

The Duchy of Cornwall submitted the plans for its land in October last year but Restormel Borough Council refused to accept them and demanded more information. Duchy workers spent months meeting this request and the plans have now been formally registered for consideration.

Some 200 homes are proposed for a 10-acre site at Tregunnel Hill and up to 300 homes are also planned on 22 acres of land at Quintrell Road, east of Newquay. This will include 80 flats in two care homes, local amenity shops, a neighbourhood square and green open space.

The plans are due to be considered by Restormel in the next few weeks.



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Those green fields on the map are the Newquay growth area...

Why would anyone want to replace those green fields with houses.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shaz wrote:
Why would anyone want to replace those green fields with houses.


Someone with no house/home may well see the loss of 1 or 2 fields as no great thing. The problem is that there are more than enough houses for the local population, if only they were allowed to use them.

I have asked this question before, and not got an answer as yet, but with the building of all these new houses, comes an influx of a lot of people, where is the work that these people will need to provide for themselves and their mortgages?

Or is that another problem that will have to be faced, ignored, after the event? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Someone with no house/home may well see the loss of 1 or 2 fields as no great thing. The problem is that there are more than enough houses for the local population, if only they were allowed to use them.


I agree that the loss of one or two green fields for the needy would be ok. And your right about the fact that there are enough houses if we're allowed to use them. Thing is people kick up and saying we haven't got enough houses and they use this an as excuse to build un affortable houses.

The land in question is Duchy land, the Stannary did lodge a complain some while back, I'm not sure on the details maybe some else can help.

Besides Newquay doesn't have a housing shortage, its a tourist town, in the summer accommodation is difficult simply because of the hoards of people who come down for the seasons, but its only a couple of months of madness.

Young couples in Newquay have the same problem as they do all over Cornwall when it comes to buying their own place, most end up paying some dodgy landlord high rent for a doss hole. (there's a lot of them in Newquay) There's also a high percentage of greedy quango's.

They are trying to sell Newquay as a more upmarket place, at this time of year people are getting ready for the season, doing alterations to their shops, boats etc paintings things up.

This year is different, if you leave it more than a couple of weeks before visiting, another place will have been bulldozed, another block of plush apartments put up.

In some ways it doesn't seem that bad, most of the new places are replacing some old tatty hotels, some of the nice looking hotels are also being demolished though.

One place a while back sold for half a million, a two bed apartment. It was said to be on par with Kensington in London.

The traffic in the summer is dreadful, I would say probably the worst town in Cornwall.

There are only two roads in and out of Newquay, it can take more than 6 hours to get to Indian Queens on a Saturday morning in the summer.

Tregunnel Hill at present is a carpark, they are going to build a multi-storey to replace it, the only time parking is bad enough in Newquay to require a multi-storey is at the height of summer, it has been argued that it will also be a haven for the hoards of drunks and smack heads that descent on the town during the summer months.

There is an employment shortage in the winter, some of the locals sign on during this time because their employment relies on the tourism industry, the luckier ones who have made there money during the season go abroad.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What would a better answer for SWRDA is proposing to turn back parts of the clay country into traditional ecosystems.

Cornwall can answer its historical industrial past with a school of sustainable technology right in the middle of the new preposed clay country park.

That would see sustainable development over economic growth, and education and jobs created by the locally created School of sustainable technology. This is the sort of growth cornwall needs, the growth of sustainable development.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:49 pm    Post subject: Planners' back 'Surfbury' proposal Reply with quote

NEWQUAY is set to be transformed after controversial plans for 700 new homes were given the go-ahead.

Restormel Borough Council's Development Control Committee approved three planning applications from the Duchy of Cornwall to build 200 homes on land at Tregunnel Hill, 300 homes off Quintrell Road and a further 200 adjoining it off Henver Road as part of the Newquay Growth Area.

However, hundreds of local residents backed a petition against the plans - but left Thursday's meeting disappointed.


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