Rumour has it that the latest housing target for Cornwall is some 51,000 – 52,000 up from the previous 47,000 which was up on a previous figure of 42,000 and is way above the maximum of 29,000 that CoSERG and others considered earlier in the plan process!
Do we need all these houses – no we don’t! The reasons for the rising figures? To accommodate more in-migration and second homes! Local need – would require a far lower figure. And to repeat – numbers on the Homechoice Register – wrongly called the waiting list do not reflect need and have little if any link to the number of new houses required. [The overwhelming majority of those on the HCR already live in a property!].