Environment

Cornwall Council poised to lodge “strong objections” to proposed bonfire of planning controls

By Richard Whitehouse A cross-party group of Cornwall councillors will call on all members of the council to support submitting “strong objections” to the government’s proposals to change the...

Proposed tourism complex at Camel estuary AONB “will not be a mini-Butlins,” says owner

By Richard Whitehouse Standing at the heart of Trefresa Farm the smile on Will Hermann’s face is wide as he explains how he aims to create a boutique resort...

Plan to limit trips to the tip will depend on the outcome of council elections in May

By Richard Whitehouse A plan to limit the number of times that people would be able to visit the dump has been put on hold due to concerns about...

Newquay spaceport is “not dead in the water” insists council

By Peter Tremayne The Newquay spaceport project is “absolutely not dead in the water,” according to Cornwall Council, as the authority tried to explain why it is pulling £5.6...

Shameless – Prince Charles lays down the rules for those who want to live on his new estate at Newquay

By Richard Whitehouse Fancy living in a home on Prince Charles’ Nansledan estate? If you do make sure your washing line can’t be seen from the street, you don’t...

Is there something fishy going on in Mevagissey? As the European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy sinks below the UK’s horizon, Cornwall’s own fishermen show they have plenty of other ways to fall out with each other

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE By Graham Smith Whose fish are they anyway?  It’s a question which probably doesn’t bother...

Cornwall needs a new “Office for Environmental Protection” as Local Nature Partnership calls for more funding, and authority, to balance economic growth

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall needs to “up its game” if it is to succeed in its declared ambition to protect wildlife, according to a new report, which calls for...

Justice delayed, again, in the strange case of the water pipe in Hayle which all the authorities insist is nothing to do with them

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A 14-year-old question about who is responsible for an underground water pipe in Hayle is going to have to wait even longer for an answer, after...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council set to slash funding for Newquay spaceport – is this “the final nail in the coffin?”

By Graham Smith Plans to build a spaceport at Newquay look set to take a massive blow next week when Cornwall Council’s ruling cabinet decides to pull more than...

Just when you thought it was safe to go for a run – another U-turn limits gatherings to 6 (but not til Monday)

By Anne North News that the government is poised to impose a new Covid-19 lockdown limit of no more than six people gathering, even for outdoor settings, has put...

Once-a-fortnight limit on trips to the tip, as council draws up new rules for household waste recycling centres

By Peter Tremayne People who drive to their local household waste recycling centre will be restricted to only one trip per fortnight, under a new regime to be considered...

Planners vote 8-6 to draw the line between town and country in Truro

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to build six large new houses on the outskirts of Truro have been refused permission after councillors said that the site was in open countryside....

Planners reject hotel-to-flats proposal at Newquay

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to demolish a former hotel in Newquay and replace it with a modern block of flats have been refused planning permission. The planning application to...

Cornwall Council facing Judicial Review of planners’ one-vote decision to approve large detached house in Rame AONB

By Richard Whitehouse A group of campaigners has raised almost £10,000 towards a legal campaign against a decision to allow a house to be built in a protected beauty...

A brief history of protest and change brightens the beach at Porthtowan

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A mural has been erected at Porthtowan beach depicting a timeline of some of the most successful protest movements over the last 200 years. The mural...

Cornwall is the “perfect example” of why planning rules should change, says Robert Jenrick

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Scandal-hit housing secretary Robert Jenrick has visited Cornwall to tell Conservative party supporters and local government figures that his proposed reform of planning...

Government U-Turns on public transport message “not helpful” as more than half of passengers stay away

By Daniel Clark Public transport across Devon and Cornwall faces an uncertain future unless people get back on the buses and trains. The Peninsula Transport Shadow Sub National Transport...

Cornwall AONB unit calls for full Environmental Impact Assessment of plans to build Camel Estuary tourism complex

By Graham Smith Plans to turn an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Camel Estuary into a “boutique” hotel, spa and restaurant complex have hit their first snag...

County Hall plans to spend £3.8 million for “trick cyclists” at Newquay

By Richard Whitehouse and Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has revealed plans to build a £3.8 million centre for off-road cycling near Newquay. The council is leading on plans for...

Is Tintagel falling out of love with tourism? The future of its once-prized Visitor Centre has divided the village

By Julia Penhaligon Residents in Tintagel are divided over the future of their Visitor Centre, in a row which has seen the local parish council hire solicitors to defend...