A major piece of work and an important document.
– how and why in-migration to Cornwall has adversely affected the ability of the indigenous Cornish people to maintain a sustained and sustainable population.
-that further in-migration to Cornwall in commensurate or increased numbers, in comparison to the last 50 years, will increasingly marginalise the Cornish within Cornwall.
– that marginalisation of the Cornish will increasingly limit the ability of a diminishing indigenous population to influence political, social, cultural and economic spheres in Cornwall.
– that Cornwall Council has a requirement to assess the positive and negative impacts on equality of its Core Strategy Preferred Approach.
Recommendations of the BK report include:
– that, given its context – the homeland of a unique ethnic group and with a recent history of very rapid relative growth in overall population and housing stock – that Cornwall is treated as a special case.
– that the Core Strategy Preferred Approach is revised to reduce the degree to which in-migration is facilitated in order to maintain the current balance in the population in Cornwall between those who are Cornish and those who are not.