Wadebridge should just say NO!


Wadebridge tells developers “enough is enough” as Town Council launches campaign to lobby planners
By cg_graham | Posted: April 28, 2016

By Graham Smith
Olaf TauschWadebridge town centre
Wadebridge town centre
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Wadebridge councillors have launched a campaign to slow the pace of new development in the town.

Wadebridge councillors have launched a campaign to slow the pace of new development in the town.

The move follows concern that the “target” of 1,100 new homes by 2030 will have been easily overtaken, within a few a years, if large-scale housing projects already announced get the go-ahead.

On the basis of housing schemes already approved, or announced, Wadebridge is in line for more than 1,900 new homes. Assuming 2-3 people per property, councillors heard, they could expect to see the town’s population swell by 4,000 – 5,000. The 2011 census recorded the latest size of the town at only 7,900.

“We were told 1,100 and we should say that’s it,” added Mr Tofi. “Enough is enough. Most of all, we urgently need a new transport plan.”

Read more: http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/Wadebridge-tells-developers-Town-Council-launches/story-29192225-detail/story.html#ixzz478vzyirX

A little late in the day the inhabitants of Wadebridge seem to have realised they are being deluged in a tsunami of housing.

Rather than ask to slow up the tsunami or assist it by asking for more roads and other elements of inftrastructure they should ask a simple question – why all the extra houses? Who are they for? Why does anyone think they will benefit Wadebridge?

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