Environment

Par and St Blazey residents invited to learn more about flood alleviation project

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Residents in Par and St Blazey can find out more about a multi-million pound flood alleviation scheme at an information event next week. As part of...

Here it comes: Truro New Town starts getting down to the nitty-gritty detail of its “Masterplan”

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Planning officials, architects and councillors have started trying to plot the detail of a massive new housing scheme to the west of Truro. It is nearly...

EXCLUSIVE – Four companies quit Cornwall’s Aerohub last year rather than pay business rates

By Graham Smith More than a third of businesses based at the Newquay Aerohub Enterprise Zone have quit the site because they were asked to pay rates. Four out...

West Cornwall bid to protect dark skies

By Richard Whitehouse A bid is being prepared to have West Cornwall recognised as an International Dark Sky Reserve which could lead to greater protection for wildlife as well...

Natural England consulting on new stretches of Cornwall coastal footpath

By Anne North Natural England has launched a public consultation over plans to improve the Cornwall coastal path, particularly on an 87-mile stretch between Newquay and Penzance and a...

South Crofty mine gets more time to raise cash – meanwhile, the tin remains underground, and underwater

By Graham Smith It looks increasingly like South Crofty will fail to resume tin mining by its target date of 2021, after struggling to raise the necessary cash. The...

Planning inspector rules out development to the north and west of Wadebridge

By Graham Smith A planning inspector has ruled out the development of farmland to the north and west of Wadebridge. Developers had wanted to build 225 houses, a new...

Work is now underway on the bridge to Tintagel Castle

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Work is underway to build a £4 million bridge to Tintagel Castle. English Heritage is now installing sections of the 230-foot bridge.  Each of the 12...

All buses to use Cornwall’s £10 million “transport hub” by the autumn, says council

By Anne North All of Cornwall’s buses should be using the recently-opened £10 million St Erth “transport hub” by the autumn, Cornwall Council’s cabinet member Geoff Brown told colleagues...

Cornwall Council to seek more advice about 5G mobile phone roll-out

By Anne North Cornwall Council is to seek further advice about 5G mobile phone technology. In answer to questions raised at this morning’s (Wednesday’s) cabinet meeting, council leader councillor...

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...

End of the line for Looe Fish Market

By Peter Tremayne The end of an era is approaching in Looe, where the port’s Looe Fish Selling Company will stop trading at the local fish market on Friday....

Ask not what your council can do for you, but what you can do for your council

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council is encouraging people to sign up to complete 10 green pledges which will help in the battle against climate change. With the council having...

“Affordable” housing should mean what it says, rules the Supreme Court, in a judgement with implications for Cornwall Council

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has come under new pressure to re-define its use of the term “affordable housing” after the Supreme Court ruled that the word “affordable” should...

Hill farmers get the jitters as Brexit deadline looms, but new land management scheme fails to keep up

By Graham Smith Farmers from the upland areas, which include Bodmin Moor, are calling on the government to extend any Brexit transition period, after 31st October, to ensure that...

Calstock flood defence proposals divide opinion, as decision approaches

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Environment Agency plans to prevent flooding at Calstock have drawn criticism from some local residents. The Agency proposes to create new flood defence banks and a...

County Hall campaigners plan protest against “the over-development and destruction” of Cornwall

By Richard Whitehouse A protest is being planned at Cornwall Council next month against what campaigners say is the “over-development and destruction” of Cornwall. A number of people have...

Police object to alcohol licence at Baby Bay, New Polzeath

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Police have again objected to a licensing application which seeks to sell alcohol at Baby Bay, Polzeath, during a charity surf event next month. Will Price,...

County Hall’s latest capital idea: £39 million to build more homes and workspace

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council’s cabinet will be asked to approve plans to spend £39 million on building new homes and workspace. The cabinet meets next week and will...

For Better or for worse? Cornwall’s 25-year sports and leisure contract comes under scrutiny

By Anne North Council officials can expect some tough questions on Friday when their approach to the outsourcing of Cornwall’s sports centres comes under scrutiny at County Hall. In...