Category Archive: Architecture

The Truro List

February 2, 2018 - No comments

A Local List is a piece of supplementary planning guidance which identifies buildings, structures, features or places which, by dint of architectural quality, historic or cultural association, community opinion or distinctiveness are valued by the community sufficiently enough to make a clear case for protection, preservation or, in some cases, enhancement (eg by stripping away […]

Idea for a Flourishing Foyer

February 1, 2016 - Add Comment

In about 1982 I enquired about hiring Truro City Hall to put on a couple of rock bands. I was told [...]


February 5, 2015 - Add Comment

The Cornish Buildings Group and Truro Civic Society have joined forces to raise concerns about [...]

Last look at our Police Station

November 7, 2014 - Add Comment

The Police Station is (now was) an important part of Truro’s architectural heritage and, as [...]

The Case for Brutalism

October 19, 2014 - Add Comment

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Green Spaces and Land Use

January 1, 2014 - Add Comment

A Personal View By Michael Burgess. Dr Mathew White and colleagues at the European Centre for [...]

Lower Standards up Highertown!

October 13, 2013 - Add Comment

What’s in a name – Taylor Wimpey dunnaw! Do they care? Outrage is smouldering at the sudden [...]

Our objections to Tolgarrick Farm

October 8, 2012 - 1 Comment

Chief Planning Officer Cornwall Council Fordh Treyew Truro TR1 3AY Kernow 7th October 2012   [...]

How do the leats work?

June 12, 2012 - 3 Comments

The leat system in Truro starts at Waterfall Gardens just off St George’s Road, and is extracted [...]

A visit to the Chantry Garden

May 2, 2012 - 2 Comments

When  Haley moved into the Chantry flat in August 2009 , she could see a garden becoming [...]

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