Cornwall Gateway

Planning row in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is now heading for the ballot box in South East Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A controversial planning decision in South East Cornwall appears to have sparked an outbreak of democracy at a small parish council.  While many town and parish...

Another weekly newspaper for Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Independent Media Ltd is to launch another local newspaper, bringing to five the number of “Voice” titles it publishes in Cornwall. The Saltash Voice is due...

Tamar Bridge resurfacing to close south cantilever for five months, starting next week

Part of the Tamar Bridge will be closed to pedestrians, cyclists and mobility scooters from the evening of Thursday 15th April, as resurfacing work gets underway.  Tamar Crossings is...

All in one place: the full list of the Cornwall Council candidates

By Julia Penhaligon A total of 374 candidates have entered the contest to elect a new Cornwall Council on 6th May. The tally of candidates by party, or description...

Trial of Cawsand army veteran, accused of attempted murder in Northern Ireland 47 years ago, now due to start in October

By Peter Tremayne The trial of a 79-year-old former soldier from Cawsand, accused of killing an unarmed man in Northern Ireland nearly 47 years ago, is now due to...

All of Cornwall’s leisure centres will reopen on Monday 12th April

By Rashleigh MacFarlane All 12 of Cornwall Council’s leisure centres are to reopen on 12th April, despite the continuing financial difficulties of the private management company GLL. Saltash, St...

Tamar Bridge resurfacing due to start next month

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Resurfacing work on the Tamar Bridge is due to start next month, bringing inevitable delays as some lanes are closed to traffic. Resurfacing is necessary every...

Indian restaurant to pay £80,000 in fines and costs after food safety prosecution

By Peter Tremayne A Saltash restaurant and its owner have been ordered to pay a total of £80,000 in fines and court costs after admitting multiple offences regarding food...

Height of Tamar Bridge walkway barriers to remain unchanged

By Peter Tremayne The question over whether or not to raise the height of barriers along the sides of the Tamar Bridge appears to have been resolved.  Nearly two...

Plymouth to pioneer UK’s new wave of Freeports

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Business leaders in the south west are watching the progress of plans to develop a “Freeport” at Plymouth. The city is one of eight places in...

Barn fire at Rame closes roads as flames and smoke visible for miles

By Peter Tremayne Fire crews have dealt with a large barn fire at Rame, near Torpoint, following the explosion of gas cylinders and the combustion of a large quantity...

Planners refuse permission for St Mellion retirement village

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s planners have voted 12-0 to reject proposals for a 165-unit retirement village at the St Mellion Estate, between Callington and Saltash. Cornwall Council’s planning officers...

The battle for Rame Head: High Court judge reserves judgement in planning case with national implications

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The future of plans for a large detached house in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Cornish coast should be known by early April....

The High Court tries to understand why Cornwall Council granted planning permission for a large detached house in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council will have to wait to learn the outcome of a Judicial Review of the way it granted a single-vote majority approval of a highly...

How Cornwall Council voted 7-6 to approve large detached house in Rame Head AONB

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council’s controversial decision to approve a farmer’s planning application for a large detached house in the Rame Head Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty was made...

Cornwall’s planners are in court to defend their single-vote approval of a large detached house in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council is in the High Court this morning (Wednesday) to defend its one-vote-majority decision to grant planning permission for a large detached house in an...

Officials say planning permission for St Mellion retirement village should be refused

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The stage has been set for a planning battle over proposals to build a 165-unit retirement village at the St Mellion Estate, between Callington and Saltash....

Cornwall Council’s one-vote approval of planning permission in AONB will be in the High Court next week

By Richard Whitehouse A group of campaigners battling against Cornwall Council’s decision to grant planning permission for a new home in a protected beauty spot will have their case...

“We’ll consider a wide range of business models,” says council, as consultants look at the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres

By Julia Penhaligon Consultants hired to investigate the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres have been asked to consider a wide range of potential business models, according to County Hall’s...

Cornwall to keep Covid marshals until May at the earliest

By Peter Tremayne The government has agreed to fund Covid marshalls in Cornwall until May at the earliest, County Hall has confirmed. The council-employs up to 20 marshals to...