Labour selects Jayne Kirkham as Parliamentary candidate for Truro & Falmouth

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Decision day for Labour Party to select Truro & Falmouth candidate

By Graham Smith Labour Party members from the Truro and Falmouth constituency meet this evening (Wednesday) to select their Parliamentary candidate for the next general election. They have to...

Falmouth residents told they may have to dig deep if they are ever to reopen their leisure centre

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Labour sets date for Truro and Falmouth candidate selection

By Julia Penhaligon Labour Party members in the Truro and Falmouth constituency have been told to attend a meeting at Truro College at 7pm on Wednesday 22nd June to...

Falmouth is now in its third month without a public swimming pool – but “progress” towards resurrecting Ships & Castles appears to be painfully slow

By Julia Penhaligon The future of the Ships and Castles leisure centre on the Pendennis headland at Falmouth appears to be getting bogged down in a bureaucratic stand-off between...

One year later: Cornwall’s G7 “legacy” does not have a single electric bike on the road

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Labour activists in Truro & Falmouth poised to choose their champion

By Graham Smith The Labour Party is approaching its final decision over who will be its Parliamentary candidate in the marginal Truro and Falmouth constituency, with the result expected...

Planners refuse permission for conversion of Falmouth nursing home to luxury flats

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to demolish a former residential home and replace it with 28 luxury flats have been refused permission, but only on the chairman’s casting vote. Cornwall...

Truro & Falmouth MP Cherilyn Mackrory suggests she backed Boris Johnson in no confidence vote because she wants to help Ukraine

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Cherilyn Mackrory appears to have broken one of the fundamental laws of politics – the one that says when you are in...

Boost for Labour’s Jayne Kirkham in contest to become Truro & Falmouth candidate

By Graham Smith Councillor Jayne Kirkham’s chances of being selected as Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for the marginal Truro and Falmouth constituency received a boost today (Friday) when a potential...





Cornwall Reports is currently examining the Cornwall Council Site Allocations Document, to be considered by the Planning Policy Advisory Committee tomorrow (Monday 20th February.)

The document identifies the following towns/areas as strategically important for growth: Penzance & Newlyn,  Hayle,  Camborne-Pool-Illogan-Redruth,  Helston, Falmouth and Penryn, Newquay, St Austell, Eco-communities (china clay areas)  Bodmin, Launceston and Saltash.

Here is a map, and the planning officer’s executive summary:

A Cornwall Site Allocations Document is being prepared that sets out strategic sites to deliver Cornwall’s economic and housing growth within some of Cornwall’s largest settlements. The Cornwall Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD), forms part of a suite of documents that sit under the banner of the Cornwall Local Plan; demonstrating how the growth targets within the Cornwall Local Plan: Strategic Policies document will be delivered within these settlements.

The development of the area based sections of the Allocations DPD has been progressed in close consultation with the relevant local Cornwall Council members and the Town and Parish Councils.

The document recently went through a period of public consultation, ending on the 16 November 2016.

Approximately 1300 representations were received and the main issues that were raised, together with officer responses, are set out in Appendix 2 (see ‘Supporting Information’ at the end of this report for the link to the document).

 

As a result of this consultation, together with the continued engagement with other bodies, various changes to the area based sections were made. Appendix 1 sets out the proposed publication version of the Cornwall Site Allocations DPD, with changes to the area based section highlighted using track changes.

This report is seeking endorsement of this publication version of the Cornwall Site Allocations DPD; which would result in undertaking a further period of public consultation. Subject to no significant changes being required as a result of this consultation, the Service Director of Planning & Sustainable Development, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning, would then submit the Cornwall Site Allocations DPD to the Secretary for State, which would then lead to an Examination in Public.