Local Plan states 4,500 houses are to be built
FIGURES showing proposed targets for jobs, houses and employment space in the Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth area over the next 20 years have been broadly welcomed by community leaders.
Cornwall Council's draft local plan suggests that 4,500 homes will need to be built in the CPIR area by 2030, with 67,350sq m of employment space and 2,850 jobs created.
Mayor of Redruth Judy Davidson, MBE, described the target for new jobs as "ambitious, given the economic climate".
She added: "The figure for housing numbers is larger than we would like to see, but that is what we have been given."
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Lisa Dolley, Cornwall councillor for Redruth North, has worked closely with council officers and has "confidence" in their findings.
She said: "We need to give out a positive message to young people that we are striving to provide good-quality homes and jobs for them so they can stay in the county within their family network."
Councillor Mark Kaczmarek, who represents Lanner and St Day, said: "The housing figures for Camborne Pool and Redruth have been halved from what was being proposed four years ago. The housing numbers include 500 for six villages over the next 25 years – that's a total of 25 houses for the six villages each year, which is low.
"We have to insist on quality new builds and quality jobs."
Jude Robinson, Cornwall councillor for Camborne North, described the prospect of thousands of new jobs as "very good news".
She added: "This is about making sure there is enough space for new businesses to grow.
"It would be very good news for Camborne, Pool and Redruth to have another 2,850 jobs and of course the Local Plan must make sure we cater for this."
Dave Biggs, Cornwall councillor for Camborne West, said: "The Local Plan recognises that Pool is the key to regeneration of the whole of the area and that Camborne and Redruth will benefit from the completion of the work which has started but needs to be finished.
"More than 2,850 jobs will be needed if we are to see a genuine resurgence in employment prospects."
For details of how the local plan affects the rest of Cornwall, turn to page 36