Do we need more houses in Cubert? Thats the question raised in the Bernard Deacon twitter and Pirate FM report below.
In 2011 there were 629 properties of which 12% did not have permanent residents – so plenty of spare capacity there!
There are also a number of houses advertised for letting.
Developers want to build homes in Cubert, knowing full well they can be sold to people from outside Cornwall either to live, to use as holiday homes/lets or for investment.
They are not needed in Cubert or elsewhere in Cornwall.
After descending like vultures on Crantock near Newquay, developers are now homing in on nearby Cubert. 60 more houses for this small village, using the genuine need for affordable houses to build unaffordable ones. Sensitive, sustainable development??
People opposing plans to build 60 new homes in their village have accused developers of “raping” Cornwall for profits. Kingsley Homes Limited has submitted an outline planning application to build the development on land off Wesley Road in Cubert, near Newquay. However the development has attracted such strong opposition that posters and banners have appeared around the village urging people to lodge objections.
More than 101 comments have already been posted on Cornwall Council’s website, with 92 in opposition – including Rebecca Terry Berry:
“So much countryside in the past few years has been raped by the property developers bleating on about a housing need where really it’s a developers’ greed.
“A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town, with a population ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand.
“At no point did anyone in the village of Cubert expect to suddenly be living in a town, which, at this rate, that is what we will become.
“As a community we are on a daily fight to keep playgrounds and open space for children open and available.
“We are all very lucky to be living in a village and able to bring our children up with freedom and space, walking to school, safety, less crime, less traffic, countyside.
“Who is going to fight for us unless we try ourselves to keep our village a village for our childrens’ sake and we are also the voice for the environment?”
Local, Rebecca Terry Berry