Environment

Cornwall Wildlife Trust pioneering badger vaccination as an alternative to culling

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Cornwall Wildlife Trust has partnered with a group of farmers to vaccinate badgers against TB. The move is designed to help reduce TB in cattle,...

Concern over St Ives Bay sea bass prompts calls for better fisheries management

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall needs a new fisheries management plan to protect under-sized bass, according to a report to be considered at an extraordinary meeting of the Inshore Fisheries...

Hayle to get multi-million pound taxpayer boost for harbour regeneration – but even that might not be enough

By Richard Whitehouse A former leader of Cornwall Council has said the only way the full benefits of a major redevelopment of Hayle harbour will happen is if the...

County Hall presses ahead with new road linking St Austell to A30

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council’s cabinet has agreed to put the final pieces in place for work to start on a new multi-million-pound road linking St Austell with the...

European Union puts £1.8 million into new helicopter link to Isles of Scilly

By Rashleigh MacFarlane With only 50 days to go before Britain leaves the European Union, Brussels has confirmed funding worth £1.8 million for the proposed Penzance Heliport. The European...

Taxpayers to the rescue, as decades of big ideas for the future of Hayle harbour gasp for revival

By Julia Penhaligon Hayle is in line for hundreds of new properties on and close to its historic North Quay if Cornwall Council goes ahead with plans to spend...

Get ready for a No Deal Brexit, Whitehall warns fishing industry

By Peter Tremayne The government has published last-minute advice for fishermen to prepare for a “No Deal” Brexit – with massive implications for the way Cornwall’s £50 million-per-year industry...

Land north of the Wadebridge by-pass to be declared “off limits” to developers

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The long-running saga of the Wadebridge Neighbourhood Plan has taken a new twist with a declaration by local councillors that all land north of the town’s...

Planners say no to major expansion of Wadebridge

By Graham Smith Planners have refused permission for a major expansion of Wadebridge to the north and west of the town. An outline application for 225 houses, a primary...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council admits defeat and calls for help in bid to solve the Hayle underground water mystery

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has called on the government for help in attempting to resolve the “complex” water issues in Hayle, including a proper inquiry into any role...

Will the authorities ever learn what causes those Subterranean Hayle Stink Blues?

By Graham Smith It is hardly news that much of West Cornwall is built on top of old mine workings.  What makes this old news interesting in 2019 is...

There’s a hole in the road in Hayle. Officials are looking into it. And they are worried about what they might find

By Graham Smith There are few things a bureaucrat hates more than a citizen on a mission.  And there are few citizens with a more detailed grievance than Mel...

Wave Hub future now depends on a floating offshore windfarm, council confirms

By Peter Tremayne The future of Cornwall’s Wave Hub now depends on the successful development of an offshore, floating windfarm, Cornwall Council has confirmed. The council has finally answered...

Local councillors win more of a say in plans for Truro New Town

By Richard Whitehouse Local councillors will be able to have more involvement in plans for a new town on the western edge of Truro.  The council’s ruling cabinet has...

Cornwall Council and its “climate change emergency” – what happens now?

By Julia Penhaligon Council Hall officials are today (Wednesday) studying the implications of yesterday’s vote to make Cornwall Council carbon-neutral by 2030, as part of its declaration of a...

Cornwall’s Lib Dems defeated on “watered down” climate change motion as Labour and Conservatives demand “more radical” action

By Anne North A Liberal Democrat attempt to commit Cornwall Council to do more about Climate Change caused the party embarrassment today when councillors decided it was “not radical...

Cornwall Council set for climate change debate

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors will today (Tuesday) call on the authority to take urgent action to help prevent climate change. A motion will go before a meeting of...

Creditors give South Crofty more time to find the cash it needs – but deadlines are looming

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The company behind plans to re-open South Crofty tin mine has won more time to meet the demands of its creditors. Strongbow Exploration, which secured a...

Cornwall’s farmers face “considerable turbulence” from a no-deal Brexit, says the man who helped lead the campaign for Brexit

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s agriculture sector risks disruption by a “no deal” Brexit, according to Environment Secretary Michael Gove – a prominent pro-Brexit campaigner. Speaking to a farming conference...

When the boat comes in: new EU fishing rules will impact on Cornwall from tomorrow

By Peter Tremayne New European Union rules on fishing quotas, due to come into effect tomorrow (Tuesday), could have a major impact on the UK fishing industry, according to...