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Public consultation “strongly advised” before any decision on a Mayor, says County Hall lawyer

By Graham Smith County Hall’s top lawyer has said she would advise Cornwall Council’s political leadership to undertake a formal public consultation exercise before seeking to change its governance...

Improvements needed to help vulnerable adults

By Richard Whitehouse Vulnerable people who are being cared for at home by unpaid carers in Cornwall could be at risk of harm because there are insufficient checks to...

Newquay Airport wants £11.5 million from the taxpayer by 2025 but refuses to say why or how it plans to spend the money

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport bosses’ attempts to defend the secrecy surrounding their new “consultative forum” descended into farce last night when they issued a statement saying they were...

Tuesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

People’s Assembly for Cornwall set for Redruth launch on Saturday

By Graham Smith A public meeting has been called for 4pm Saturday (25th June) in Redruth to launch the People’s Assembly for Cornwall – a forum for Left-wing and...

Monday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

EXCLUSIVE: is this the final whistle for the Truro stadium project?

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is preparing to scrap a government funding bid designed to build a stadium for Truro. Officials and senior councillors are frantically trying to agree...

Friday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

West Carclaze primary school to be housed in Eden Project car park as a “temporary” measure

By Richard Whitehouse A temporary school is set to be built at the Eden Project after a new primary school for the West Carclaze Garden Village was put on...

St Austell-A30 link road traffic calming schemes among capital projects at risk, as government denies County Hall extra cash to meet rising costs

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors have been warned that some major projects could have to be scaled back or scrapped due to rising construction costs. With inflation hitting all...

Thursday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Planners vote 5-4 to reject Menheniot dog kennels

By Richard Whitehouse Proposals to build kennels at a home in south east Cornwall have been rejected due to concerns over noise and that it could turn into a...

Planners vote 7-3 to approve holiday homes at Widemouth Bay

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to build five new holiday homes overlooking a North Cornwall beach have been approved.  DDHM Developments had applied to Cornwall Council for planning permission for...

Cornwall Council agrees to seek “land grab” Compulsory Purchase Orders to pursue its vision of Truro New Town

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is to proceed with the compulsory purchase of several tracts of land in pursuit of its ambition to build a Truro New Town at...

Falmouth residents told they may have to dig deep if they are ever to reopen their leisure centre

By Graham Smith Any chance of Falmouth’s leisure centre reopening this year now appears to rest on grant applications and a local fundraising drive. The Falmouth and Penryn community...

Wednesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

Postpone your Compulsory Purchase Orders and negotiate with landowners, lawyers tell Cornwall Council, as push comes to shove at Truro New Town

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet is being urged to postpone a decision about the compulsory purchase of land needed by County Hall to build its vision of...

Tuesday’s news briefing – the daily digest of Cornwall’s headlines

EXCLUSIVE: Truro New Town and Compulsory Purchase Orders – the lawyers are watching

By Graham Smith A major landowner has suggested he might seek a Judicial Review of any Cornwall Council decision to compulsorily purchase his property to pursue its Truro New...

Does the Truro New Town scheme, with 65% of it intended for the open market, justify Compulsory Purchase Orders?

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council will have to force landowners to sell the land needed to build the 3,550-home Langarth Garden Village near Truro, known by...