A group calling themselves RAIID (Residents Against Insidious & Inappropriate Development) are looking for support locally. Although based in North Cornwall, they are looking to help change planning decisions throughout Cornwall by gaining support for their cause.
RAIID have successfully challenged Cornwall Council on a proposed 160+ housing development in Consols, St Ives, resulting in the Secretary of State ordering a Public Inquiry.
After the Carbis Bay Holiday Park was reversed by what they consider to be a dubious process, RAIID spokesperson Dan told Roseland Online, “We should all be very concerned [when] a totally biased interpretation of the Local Neighbourhood Plan by the Planning Officers, specifically a section on viability over Affordability and Sustainability, makes our Local Neighbourhood Plan’s very existence questionable.”
Over the last three months RAIID have been waiting patiently for the promised assurances that Cornwall Council will listen to the communities that they serve. They believe this is not happening and therefore have re-launched their Cornwall Council Planning Department is Not Fit For Purpose petition on their Lost the Plots website, which they’re encouraging all residents in Cornwall who are unhappy with local planning decisions to sign.
Dan added, “Petitions to Cornwall Council do not work. Petitions to the media, MPs and Central Government do! We want to tell everyone what is happening here and raise more interest and awareness about their poor performance and lack of accountability.”
If you wish to sign their petition and encourage family, friends and workmates to do the same, you can click here.