At the Cornwall Council Planning Policy Advisory Panel meeting on Thursday 4 August 2011, the councillors did not support the officers recommendation to set a housing target of 54,000 new properties between 2010 and 2030.
The revised figure that was closely voted on (6:5) will be recommended to the Council’s ruling Conservative/Independent Group Cabinet for the next stage of consultation is 40,000.
Although this is well below the figure pushed by Council and the developers lobby, it remains to be seen whether this new figure is accepted by the Cabinet. It is also debatable whether it is socially and environmentally sustainable, and of the correct mix for locally generated housing needs.
[Editor, for C24.net from Mixed sources] 7/8/2011