Bewnans Kernow Cornwall Council Core Strategy Report

The Partnership of 65 Cornish Cultural Organisations

PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE CORNWALL COUNCIL CORE STRATEGY PREFERRED APPROACH EQUALITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT

A major piece of work and an important document.

It shows:

– 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.

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One thought on “Bewnans Kernow Cornwall Council Core Strategy Report

  1. harry ivey says:

    It is long overdue that consideration of the indigenous Cornish population occurs. This happened a long time ago with the Aboriginal population in Australia-so why not in Cornwall? This is only a start however and much work must take place.

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