Penhale – who really needs it?

The reality about the Penhale development is that apart from being beneficial to the developers – Comparo Ltd – it is a housing development designed for affluent in-migrants to Cornwall.

It’s rather obvious really:
It’s on the coast – with beaches literally on the doorstep;
Its rural, surrounded by countryside, ideal for those seeking a rural retreat;
There is potential for those investing in holiday or second homes;
The prices are going to be high due to its location.

If you are in housing need, on a low income, with a job probably in Newquay are you really going to see if you could get a house here? (you might want to but would probably find it financially difficult for travel etc).

This is another example of building houses not for local need but to support unsustainable population growth in Cornwall!


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