China Clay area local news

St Dennis incinerator roof won’t be fixed until the summer of 2021

By Rashleigh MacFarlane It could be next summer before the St Dennis incinerator roof is repaired, according to a new report.  Experts have been asked to consider a fundamental...

Council houses will be among the first built at West Carclaze Garden Village

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council is set to buy 130 houses in the West Carclaze garden village, due to be built near St Austell. The properties will be among...

Covid-19 continues to spread across Cornwall, but slower than elsewhere

By Anne North The Lostwithiel and Penwithick area is the worst affected for Covid-19 according to the government’s latest cluster map.  It has 13 cases. The past 48 hours...

Cornish Lithium raises £5.2 million in three days of crowdfunding

By Peter Tremayne Cornish Lithium has raised a staggering £5.2 million in a three-day crowdfunding campaign. The cash will help accelerate the company’s prospecting programme as it searches for...

Slight improvement in Cornwall’s Covid-19 cluster map, as Truro and Falmouth now clear

By Anne North The Cornwall “cluster map” of Covid-19 infections looks slightly more healthy today (Friday) following the disappearance of both Truro and Falmouth after only 24 hours. Both...

Tregothnan Estates seeks permission for 150 homes near Roche

By Richard Whitehouse A decision is set to be made next week on plans to build up to 150 homes at the edge of a village. Tregothnan Estates, the...

Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will all remain closed until further notice after another “outsourcing” contract goes bad

By Graham Smith Leisure centres at Falmouth, Launceston, St Ives, Saltash and Wadebridge will not reopen on 25th July, after Cornwall Council surrendered to its private operators GLL over...

Eden Project sheds 150 workers, as Covid-19 impacts on visitor numbers

By Graham Smith More than 150 jobs are to be lost at the Eden Project.  The figure is about 40% of the entire workforce. Staff were told today (Wednesday.) ...

Permission refused for travellers’ site in china clay country

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to create a new travellers’ site in clay country have been rejected and councillors have called for a review of policies around where they should...

Planners to consider Gypsy camp in China Clay area next week

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to create a new Romani Gypsy site have been recommended for approval despite claims that the area is “saturated with sites”. A planning application for...

Revealed: Why the white elephant glows in dark

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has defended a decision to leave lights on all night at an industrial building which was praised for its energy efficiency. The Enterprising Space...

“We’re in the money!” Penzance in line for a multi-million pound windfall, while North and East Cornwall can only wait for crumbs

By Peter Tremayne Towns in Cornwall have been given details of the financial help they can expect for “regeneration.”  Penzance is the big winner – with almost everywhere north...

St Dennis incinerator roof again damaged by strong winds

The roof of Cornwall's controversial £141 million waste-to-energy incinerator at St Dennis has again suffered storm damage.  Part of the roof was destroyed by strong winds yesterday (Sunday) with...

Cornish Lithium optimistic about the prospects for 2020, as more drilling is about to get underway

By Graham Smith The quest for a new energy source to power electric vehicles is likely to make huge strides in 2020, as Cornish Lithium continues to explore reserves...

EXCLUSIVE: High-tech business park is still more than half empty, 18 months after it opened, but County Hall remains optimistic about its future

By Peter Tremayne A £9 million high-tech industrial estate near St Austell is still more than half empty, 18 months after it opened.  Rent received during the first full...

Mebyon Kernow confirms it will contest only one Cornish constituency at general election

By Graham Smith Mebyon Kernow has confirmed that it will field only one candidate in the 12th December general election. Party leader Dick Cole, a Cornwall councillor and a...

St Austell link road will be made in Wales

By Peter Tremayne The £85 million St Austell link road is to be constructed by a roadbuilding company from south Wales. The 3.9 mile road linking St Austell to...

“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...

Par River pollution investigation continues

By Graham Smith Environment Agency officers are continuing their investigations into a pollution incident on the River Par, downstream of Luxulyan, Cornwall.  Officials have turned their attention to the...

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...