A Charter for Cornwall
Posted: January 10, 2017 in devolution, elections, environment, housing, planning
The Cornish countryside is disappearing at an alarming rate. Our landscapes are being degraded and urbanised and the character of our towns and villages is changing forever. Tranquility, the environment and our heritage are ruthlessly ignored. Our young people are finding it more and more difficult to find an affordable home yet, meanwhile, housing continues to be sold off as second ‘homes’. Our hospitals and schools cannot cope and our roads are ever more congested. Unfortunately, Cornwall Council seems determined to ramp up housing and population growth even more.
There has to be a better way. But to change the actions of the Council, we have to change the actions of the Councillors.
We will be calling on candidates seeking election to Cornwall Council in May 2017 to sign up to the four pledges of a Charter for Cornwall.
* reduce Cornwall Council’s excessive housing targets and put local needs first
* restore social rented housing and increase genuinely affordable housing
* reduce the number of second homes
* support the devolution of strategic planning to Cornwall
We will then see who best to vote for to obtain a council more committed to Cornwall, its countryside and its culture.
a) share this message as widely as possible.
b) suggest any amendments to the principles or pledges. The final wording won’t be decided until the next phase of the campaign in early February.
c) support the Charter for Cornwall by getting in touch with us and leaving your email address on our contact form.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.