Environment

New byelaw demands that salmon caught in River Camel must be released

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Anglers who catch salmon on the River Camel will now have to release the fish under a new byelaw. The new rule will upset some field...

Hundreds heading from Cornwall to London for anti-Brexit protest

By Julia Penhaligon Hundreds of anti-Brexit protestors from Cornwall are expected to head to London on Saturday for one of the largest demonstrations the capital has ever seen. The...

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...

Planners refuse permission for houses next to old mine

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to build new homes on land next to a mine have been rejected because they could prevent the mine from reopening. An outline planning application...

Planning inspector says “no” to “60% affordable” housing scheme near Rock

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A government inspector has upheld Cornwall Council’s refusal of planning permission for a housing project near Rock at which more than half of the new houses...

Climate protestors target the Liskeard office of South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray

By Julia Penhaligon South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray has hit back at climate change protestors who stuck posters all over the windows of her Liskeard office. Mrs Murray...

From little acorns: work to plant Cornwall’s New Forest starts next month

By Richard Whitehouse The Forest for Cornwall is a new programme and Cornwall Council is developing a range of initiatives with partners to enable residents, landowners, schools and communities...

Cornish badger study confirms the science – culling actually spreads TB in cattle

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A study of badger culling in Cornwall has confirmed that shooting the animals worsens the spread of bovine tuberculosis. Scientists studied badger behaviour on 20 dairy...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall’s nature lovers will be able to think again about the spaceport

By Graham Smith Conservationists and environmentalists will get a second chance to consider their position on the proposed Newquay spaceport next week when the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly...

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...

Plans for 4,000-home Truro New Town hit the road

By Julia Penhaligon and Richard Whitehouse Some detail about the proposed Truro New Town might emerge next week, as Cornwall Council embarks on a series of “listening” events designed...

EXCLUSIVE: Is food waste about to be dropped from Cornwall’s new household collection contract? County Hall’s surprise new survey makes no mention of it

By Anne North Mystery surrounds the surprise launch of a new online survey about Cornwall’s domestic waste collection service, as County Hall struggles to design a new contract before...

More than 6,000 respond to dogs-on-beaches survey – and there are still two months to go

By Richard Whitehouse A survey asking for people’s views on dog beach bans has received the biggest response to a consultation launched by Cornwall Council. More than 6,200 people...

Cornwall Council asks itself if it can knock down Redruth’s historic library

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has asked if it can knock down the historic Passmore Edwards library in Redruth.  As County Hall is also the planning authority, this means...

Cornwall to pilot cheaper bus fares, after government reveals more cash during Tory conference week

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall is to pilot a new scheme for reduced bus fares. The government announced extra cash - £23.5 million over four years - during the Conservative...

EXCLUSIVE: First glimpse of tough new planning rules, as Cornwall strives for carbon neutrality

By Graham Smith Property developers could face tough new planning rules, such as higher building standards and on-site renewable energy generation, as part of Cornwall Council’s ambition to tackle...

How a hairline fracture in a turbine rotor blade led to the 10-month shutdown of St Dennis waste-to-energy plant

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The controversial power generator which is part of the St Dennis waste incinerator complex was out of action for ten months before the turbine could be...

Battery-powered passenger aircraft to fly to the Isles of Scilly?

By Richard Whitehouse The Isles of Scilly is in the running to be among the first destinations to see electric passenger aeroplanes. That is the belief of the chairman...

Failure to provide business waste documents costs Falmouth hotelier more than £2,000

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Failure to provide business waste documents has cost a Falmouth hotelier more than £2,000. Paul O'Sullivan, 46, of the Falmouth Town House Hotel on Grove Place,...

First housing survey in 15 years finds huge catalogue of faults

By Richard Whitehouse Councillors on the Isles of Scilly have agreed to spend more than £400,000 on housing improvements after finding almost half its stock does not meet the...