Environment

Truro stadium debate limps into extra time, aiming for a final decision on 17th April

28th March 2018 By Peter Tremayne Plans for a stadium at Threemilestone, Truro, have survived for a few more weeks, at least, after getting very lukewarm support from Cornwall...

Cornwall could lead the way on plastic bottle deposit scheme

28th March 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government’s plans to introduce a “deposit” scheme for plastic bottles could be trialled in Cornwall. The idea was suggested by the Cornwall...

Scene is set for a public display of disunity over using taxpayers’ money to fund Truro’s stadium

27th March 2018 By Julia Penhaligon There are signs of divisions within Cornwall Council’s cabinet over whether to finance a stadium at Truro. Nine councillors – council leader Adam...

Cornwall gets £2.5 million to fill 50,000 potholes

26th March 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government is to give Cornwall more than £2.5 million to help fill 50,000 potholes. Steve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell...

No rugby or football – but plenty of politics – as the Truro stadium project comes looking for money

21st March 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The question of using taxpayers’ money to finance a stadium for Truro is about to become a political football as Cornwall’s Conservatives and...

The Salisbury nerve gas attack: how most roads lead back to Cornwall

20th March 2018 By Graham Smith The international inquiry investigating the nerve agent used to attack a former Soviet spy in Salisbury will find that the chemical history of...

The cost of Cornwall’s emergency housing more than doubles in a year

15th March 2018 By Richard Whitehouse The cost of providing temporary and emergency accommodation for people in Cornwall has more than doubled to £1.2million a year. And the number...

Hayle harbour project to go ahead

9th March 2018 By Peter Tremayne Plans to build new homes and a restaurant on Hayle Harbour’s historic south quay are to be dealt with under officials’ delegated powers. ...

Heavy snow forecast for Cornwall this afternoon

1st March 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneWeather forecasters are warning of heavy snow in Cornwall this afternoon (Thursday).  With many schools already closed and widespread disruption to travel, motoring organisations advise...

Cornish fishing community fears it is a “bargaining chip” in Brexit talks

28th February 2018By Peter TremayneConcern is growing among Cornwall’s fishing community that ministers will cast aside their interests in negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union.Two of Cornwall’s MPs,...

Loe Bar footpath to be re-routed further from the coast

28th February 2018By Anne NorthThe coastal footpath at Loe Bar,between Porthleven and Helston, is to be re-routed - away from the coast.The path was badly damaged last month by...

Council pays for refurbishment of eight leisure centres

20th February 2018By Graham SmithCornwall’s leisure centres have had a £346,715 facelift since the contract was transferred to the London-based company GLL, according to a Freedom of Information answer.GLL,...

Cui bono? Questions remain over Cornwall Council’s housing ambitions

19th February 2018By Julia PenhaligonControversial council plans to borrow more than £80 million to set up a new private housing company are due to be debated tomorrow (Tuesday.)The Housing...

Planners fear impact of hotel regeneration on Newquay war memorial

12th February 2018By Anne NorthPlanning officials are recommending refusal of plans to regenerate a Newquay hotel and convert it into apartments.The Carnmarth hotel, on Headland Road, has welcomed guests...

Planners recommend approval of Cornwall’s first mega chicken run

7th February 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlanePlanning officials are recommending approval of a huge poultry farm near Helston.Nearly 20,000 people have signed an online petition calling on Cornwall Council to refuse...

Fears for jobs as the Hall for Cornwall prepares to close

2nd February 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThere are fears that scores of theatre jobs could be lost when the Hall for Cornwall, in Truro, closes for a £20 million facelift later...

Isles of Scilly Steamship Company takes £20,000 off council taxpayers but fails to stop new helicopter

29th January 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe Isles of Scilly Steamship Company’s legal manoeuvre to prevent a new helicopter service to Tresco has cost Cornwall’s council taxpayers at least £20,000.A High...

Carry on culling – Cornwall Council will not be allowed to debate if its tenant farmers should shoot badgers

26th January 2018By Rashleigh MacFarlaneFarmers who are tenants of Cornwall Council can carry on culling badgers.  The council has decided not to change its policy, having previously held out...

A timetable for the resumption of tin mining at South Crofty

24th January 2018By Peter TremayneA possible timetable for resuming tin mining at South Crofty has been outlined at a public meeting in Pool.Nearly 90 people attended the meeting to...

Council’s sale of small farms nets more than £10 million – but leaves newcomers with nowhere to go

23rd January 2018By Graham SmithCornwall Council has made more than £10 million in recent years by selling off its farms.The council is pursuing a policy of “rationalising” its farms...