Join our fight to Save beautiful Crantock and your local democracy

by Crantock Parish Council

Join our fight to Save beautiful Crantock and your local democracy

by Crantock Parish Council
Crantock Parish Council
We are Crantock Parish Council and we're on a mission to raise funds to mount a Judicial Review against Cornwall Council to stop over-development of our beautiful Cornish coastal village.
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Crantock Parish Council
We are Crantock Parish Council and we're on a mission to raise funds to mount a Judicial Review against Cornwall Council to stop over-development of our beautiful Cornish coastal village.
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Latest: Oct. 3, 2018

Success! Phase 1 complete!

Phase 1 of the Judicial Review process has now been completed and paid for thanks to many generous donations.  The application for Judicial Review of Cornwall Council's decision has been p...

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Local democracy at the community level is now at risk with a Cornwall Council decision that will set a precedent for communities around Cornwall and every other small community across the country. 

We are uniting to fight a clear disregard for the legitimacy of the Crantock Neighbourhood Plan, and we need your help.

The Facts

  • We are Crantock Parish Council and we need your help to back us in our fight against Cornwall Council.
  • We need to raise funds for a Judicial Review to challenge and prevent Cornwall Council from imposing housing development that is beyond the 19% growth voted for and approved by referendum.
  • Our approved Plan delivers 20% housing growth including 45 affordable homes against a stated need for 30.
  • Cornwall Council's decision is beyond the appropriate scale of our approved "Neighbourhood Plan" for our village which will result in significant impact upon a small community and limited infrastructure.

How does this affect me?

For those that live in, or visit Crantock, this additional development will have a number of significant impacts, and crucially this decision by Cornwall Council demonstrates a blatant disregard for local democracy and any authority of Neighbourhood Plans. 

This decision will damage Crantock's natural beauty and will result in significant stress upon our infrastructure and our fragile environment.

This case extends well beyond Crantock and Cornwall. Local communities and the decisions they make are worth fighting for. Growth and progress is a needed and desirable, but a County Council neglect of decisions taken at community level, for the sustainability development of these communities, is unacceptable. 

Legitimate decisions taken at a local level, especially concerning Neighbourhood Plans, must be recognised, respected, supported and upheld at County Council level.

This case sets a precedent for yet more development outside your Neighbourhood Plan.

Support our case and share this issue with others. The more support we can generate the louder our voice will be heard.

Thank you.


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Update 1

Crantock Parish Council

Oct. 3, 2018

Success! Phase 1 complete!

Phase 1 of the Judicial Review process has now been completed and paid for thanks to many generous donations.  The application for Judicial Review of Cornwall Council's decision has been prepared and lodged with the High Court. A judge will review whether the application has merit, in light of any brief submissions in defence from Cornwall Council or the Interested Parties, before confirming whether the matter will proceed to Phase 2. We are confident that we will be proceeding to Phase 2.

Phase 2 will involve substantive submissions from our legal team who are asking the Court to quash the planning permission. Currently we expect Cornwall Council and the two interested parties to defend the planning permission. Phase 2 will culminate in a judgement following a hearing in court.

This involves a large amount of preparation in the lead up to the hearing. In order to pursue this action to its conclusion we need to raise further funds and have therefore increased our target.  Should we exceed our target, it is our intention to retain any surplus for use in future planning actions.

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