A battle of words has broken out in the columns of the ‘West Briton’ over the housing target in the Local Plan. Firstly campaigners argued against, then John Pollard the Leader of Cornwall Council defended the Local plan.
This was followed by a rebuttal from ‘It’s Our Cornwall’ https://cornwalldevelopersparadise.wordpress.com/
With such a high target the question is, how many houses are needed for people already here?
Births and deaths in Cornwall usually balance one another out, with negative population growth the norm. Therefore the increase in projected population of 87,000 between 2010 and 2030 is due solely to in-migration. Much of the housing is to meet this ‘demand’ together with ‘demand’ for second homes and holiday lets. Indeed the Inspector specifically asked for more properties to accommodate an increase in second homes.
But what about the HCR figures you ask?