Protest against mass housing development
NEARLY 200 people protested against mass housing development outside New County Hall in Truro yesterday afternoon.
New campaign group Our Cornwall, which was formed to fight for more sustainable planning policies, delivered a letter signed by 45 organisations to the authority.
It calls on councillors to seek an alternative to what they call an economically bankrupt, environmentally irresponsible and culturally disastrous policy of never-ending housing and population growth.
Bernard Deacon, spokesman for Our Cornwall, challenged Cornwall Councillors saying: "Do you support the council's de-facto policy that will result in a million people living in Cornwall, twice the present number, by the end of the century?
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"Do you support your council's plan to increase the building rate by 20 per cent at a time when long-term population growth trends are falling?
"Or will you join with us in seeking a more responsible, more sustainable policy that respects those things that makes Cornwall a special place?"
See next week's West Briton for more details and photos.