‘Cornwall – a developers’s paradise’ has set out the history so far of the long-drawn out process of the ‘local plan’ process that culminated in an unsustainable and unnecessary housing target.
What do we learn?
1) The lack of a coordinated and coherent opposition to higher numbers;
2) The use of flawed data to support the plan;
3) Rejection of the lower numbers largely supported by community groups and individuals;
4) Persistent push for higher numbers at officer level;
5) An underlying pro-growth agenda which sees housing and population growth as a ‘good thing’, in some bizarre way aiding the economy.