Hayle and St Ives

Carbis Bay Hotel asks government planning inspector to allow unauthorised “G7 Summit” development

By Richard Whitehouse The Carbis Bay Hotel has lodged an appeal against an enforcement notice which was served after they carried out building works without planning permission. After being...

The leisure centres “watchdog” has no plans to bark – unless prompted

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has published the agenda for next week’s “watchdog” committee which is responsible for scrutinising County Hall’s proposals to close four leisure centres: Falmouth, Launceston,...

Cornwall councillors on the “watchdog” committee have only three meetings to save the leisure centres

By Graham Smith The future of Cornwall’s under-threat leisure centres depends on a committee of 11 councillors being prepared to question and challenge County Hall’s ruling cabinet. The approach...

Cornwall’s £40 million Wave Hub was sold for only £2.4 million and is about to become a Swedish-owned windfarm, built by Americans

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s Wave Hub, developed by taxpayers at a cost of more than £40 million despite never delivering a single watt of commercial electricity, was sold to...

Cornwall Council buying holiday parks to house the homeless – an enlightened move, or back to the 70s?

By Richard Whitehouse and Anne North Cornwall Council is set to buy two holiday parks which will be used to provide temporary accommodation for people who find themselves homeless....

Carbis Bay Hotel withdraws “G7 meeting rooms” planning application – council says site will be restored to its original condition

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The unauthorised building of “G7 meeting rooms” at the Carbis Bay Hotel is to end with their demolition.  The site is to be restored to its...

Dolphin which played with Hayle harbour swimmers found dead in Ireland

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The dolphin which delighted swimmers in Hayle harbour last month has been found dead. The animal is thought to have been hit by a boat.  The...

While Cornwall dips a toe into some of the controversial issues surrounding the housing crisis, the Welsh government is already into its formal public consultation

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s attempt to get a grip on its housing crisis will be asked to study a similar initiative in Wales, which is already allowing local...

Carbis Bay Hotel, six months later: planning application still not on the agenda

By Rashleigh MacFarlane There is still no date for when the unauthorised developments at the Carbis Bay Hotel, near St Ives, will be considered by any elected local councillors...

Will Cornwall Council find a way of taking the politics out of Carbis Bay Hotel’s unauthorised development?

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The stage appears to be set for a major planning battle later this month when councillors should finally get the chance to debate unauthorised development at...

Cornwall’s motorists urged to make sure their cars are not parked on Tour of Britain cycle route this weekend

By Peter Tremayne Temporary parking restrictions will be imposed on some Penzance roads this week in advance of the Tour of Britain cycle race, which starts on Sunday (5th...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate has trebled since “Freedom Day” only one month ago

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid infection rate saw another huge increase yesterday (Wednesday) and now stands at 771.3 per 100,000 population, the highest in mainland Britain.  The average for...

So long, and thanks for the fish: Hayle dolphin waves goodbye after delighting harbour swimmers

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A dolphin which delighted a group of children and adults by playing with them in Hayle harbour has been coaxed out to sea by wildlife experts....

Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust improves surgical services, after a series of “never events”

By Anne North The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has improved its surgical care service, after a series of “never events” last year.  Overall the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro,...

Cornwall’s MPs strike different tones in debate about Afghanistan disaster

By Julia Penhaligon Only one of Cornwall’s six MPs spoke in yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) emergency debate about Afghanistan.  Newquay and St Austell’s Steve Double was concerned that a “resettlement scheme”...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s new case numbers continue to rise

Cornwall’s Covid numbers continue to rise: Newquay is again the worst affected, with 1,053.6 cases per 100,000 population.  This number does not yet reflect the impact of the Boardmasters...

Who remembers the unauthorised “G7 Summit” development at the Carbis Bay Hotel? It’s still not on the agenda for a planning committee, six months after work started

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The unauthorised development at the Carbis Bay Hotel, St Ives, has again failed to make it onto the agenda for a planning committee meeting, six months...

Cornwall’s offshore wind farm ambitions still a long way from realisation

By Peter Tremayne Government support for the development of offshore wind farms appears to have ignored Cornwall – at least for now. The Crown Estate is currently considering how...

Plans for a Cornish floating offshore wind farm suffer setback

By Peter Tremayne Plans for a floating offshore windfarm, led by the Cornwall Council-owned Celtic Sea Power, have suffered a setback. Celtic Sea Power is the new name for...

Unauthorised building work at the Carbis Bay Hotel – will it ever come before a planning committee?

By Graham Smith The unauthorised development at the Carbis Bay Hotel, St Ives, has still not made it to the agenda for a planning committee meeting, five months after...