Bodmin local news

Planners vote 12-2 to approve “less affordable” housing scheme in Bodmin

By Richard Whitehouse The second phase of a housing development by Cornwall Council has been granted planning permission despite concerns about a reduction in the number of so-called “affordable”...

County Hall upsets Bodmin Town Council by putting profits first in so-called “affordable” housing project

By Anne North and Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council’s policy on “affordable” homes is set to take a further battering later this month when the authority tries to increase the...

The Battle of Bodmin set to test Cornwall Council’s cabinet this morning

By Graham Smith The prospect of building 550 houses on Halgavor Moor, to the south of Bodmin, will be raised with Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet this morning (Wednesday.) Wainhomes...

“We will fight them on the beaches” – town and parish councils go to war over once-in-a-generation boundary disputes

By Graham Smith Local councils across Cornwall are preparing to do battle over which of them should survive the current Community Governance Review, with some vowing to “fight them...

Hundreds of pro-democracy campaigners rally in Bodmin

By Anne North More than 300 pro-democracy campaigners have staged a rally and march in Bodmin to protest against the government’s planned shutdown of Parliament. In a demonstration organised...

Pro-democracy supporters take to the streets of Cornwall in protest at “Brexit shutdown” of Parliament

By Anne North Protests appear to be breaking out all over Cornwall as demonstrators take to the streets to campaign against the Prime Minister's decision to shut down Parliament...

Wainhomes fires the first shots in forthcoming Battle for Bodmin

By Anne North Property developer Wainhomes has fired the starting gun on what is likely to be a ferocious planning battle over proposals to build 550 homes at Halgavor...

Lace up your boots and travel the globe: Cornwall has ambitions to play in football world cup

By Peter Tremayne International football comes to Bodmin on Sunday (25th August) – although neither of the teams is likely to include any multi-millionaire superstars. The Cornish men’s team...

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson visits North Cornwall

By Anne North Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson took time out from a family holiday yesterday (Saturday) to visit party activists in Launceston. She told reporters she was confident...

YouGov poll cheers Liberal Democrats in St Ives and North Cornwall

By Anne North A YouGov poll conducted across 20 constituencies where the Liberal Democrats came second in 2017 suggests that St Ives MP Derek Thomas and North Cornwall MP...

Farm hopes to be back to normal within two months after last week’s major fire

By Graham Smith The St Mabyn farm badly damaged by fire last week hopes to be back to normal within two months. James Mutton’s Burlerrow Farm, which produces its...

Pollution incident kills fish at the Par River, near Luxulyan

By Anne North The Environment Agency is investigating a pollution incident at the Par River, Luxulyan, which has killed a large number of fish. Investigators describe the incident as...

Plans for new Bodmin housing estate go on show

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans have gone on show for the next 100 homes to be built at Bodmin, under Cornwall Council’s controversial Contemporary Cornish Living scheme. A planning application...

Bodmin urged to have its say on next phase of the “Contemporary Cornish Living” project

By Julia Penhaligon People in Bodmin are being urged to attend a drop-in session at Cornwall Council’s office in the town tomorrow (Wednesday) to learn about plans for 100...

Plan to turn 280-acre woodland near Bodmin into cycle centre

By Graham Smith Forestry England is considering the creation of a cycle centre, and car park, at the 280-acre Newbridge Wood, to the east of Bodmin. The site is...

Cornwall’s swimming clubs fear GLL price rises could force them to close

By Richard Whitehouse Swimming clubs say they could be forced to close after revealing they are facing an almost 80% increase in pool hire costs. A number of swimming...

Cornwall councillor Chris Batters is new chairman of the Police & Crime Panel

By Anne North Cornwall councillor Chris Batters, a former policeman, has been elected to chair the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Panel. Mr Batters, a Liberal Democrat councillor...

North Cornwall MP Scott Mann stands up for Cornish Wrestling

By Graham Smith North Cornwall MP Scott Mann plans to use an adjournment debate in the House of Commons this evening (Wednesday) to win government support for Cornish Wrestling....

Roselyon school to close – not enough pupils, say trustees

By Peter Tremayne Roselyon school, founded in 1952, is to close.  The private school, based at Lanlivery, caters for children aged 3-11.  It charges fees of up to £3,800...

Twenty rural schools in Cornwall to get fibre broadband

By Julia Penhaligon Twenty schools in Cornwall are to benefit from government investment to install fibre broadband.  It is part of a £200 million programme to improve connectivity in...