Lowest population growth in Cornwall but housing target up!

According to the Wadebridge and Padstow Issues Paper of February 2011.

The proportion of second homes in parts of this area is of particular concern – in Padstow Parish about 31% of dwellings paying Council Tax are recorded as second homes, in St Issey Parish the figure is 24%, 40% in St Merryn Parish, 42% in St Minver Highlands Parish, 46% in St Minver Lowlands Parish, and 36% in St Endellion Parish.

The population change between 2001 and 2007 in the Wadebridge and Padstow community network area was only up by +1% against a total of +6% across Cornwall as a whole.

The question then is – why on earth does Wadebridge need 1,900 new homes?


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