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Archive for the ‘Environmental’ Category

National Park for Cornwall? Yes please

Posted on: 7th June 2018

I would support the case being made for a National Park for Cornwall. The Government’s relaxation of planning controls is harming our environment. The planning system is fuelled by greed rather than by need. Weak planning simply means we get more of what we don’t want and less of what we need. I work to […]

Environment policy has turned sharply downward

Posted on: 24th May 2018

Environment policy has turned sharply downward since the Conservatives shook off the stronger green credentials of the Liberal Democrats in 2015. They’ve: scrapped the Dept of Climate Change, sold off the Green Investment Bank, weakened planning controls, fought to free themselves from higher EU environmental standards, forced Cornwall to build at least another 7,000 houses […]

Time to put green policy high on agenda

Posted on: 31st March 2015

Andrew and the panel at the open meeting   In one of his last acts as Member of Parliament before becoming the Liberal Democrat candidate for the constituency he has represented since 1997, Andrew George held a large open meeting in the lecture theatre at Penwith College with environmental experts to “work for a greener […]

Penzance breakwater – consultation underway

Posted on: 27th March 2015

Andrew George and Jonathan Burnett   Comments and suggestions welcome The Penzance Harbour Working Party yesterday (Thursday 26th March) held a roundtable meeting with key stakeholders to discuss the future of Penzance Harbour and seafront at St Clare, Penzance. The Harbour Working Group Party which was set up by Andrew George MP a year ago, […]

Treloyhan “refer back” is vindication

Posted on: 25th March 2015

  St Ives MP, Andrew George, said this week that the decision of Cornwall Council to refer the controversial Treloyhan Manor application back to the Western Area Planning Committee for re-consideration is a vindication of both local residents who have raised concerns about inconsistencies in the handling of the Treloyhan Manor application and his own […]

Big roll out planned for badger jab project

Posted on: 24th March 2015

Andrew George and Prof. Rosie Woodroffe with an an anaesthetised badger.   The MP who instigated the first community led badger vaccination programme in the UK, Andrew George, heralded the first pilot year of the badger vaccination programme in West Cornwall a great success. Mr George initiated the badger vaccination project in partnership with the […]

Big “Green” Debate

Posted on: 24th March 2015

Rock Star – Brian May – Backs Andrew George Local MP to Set Agenda for Government  West Cornwall MP and former shadow Liberal Democrat Environment and Climate Change Minister, Andrew George, has called a public meeting to review the impact of public policy on the environment and on climate change as Parliament comes to close. […]

George wants “A Greener Government”

Posted on: 16th March 2015

Andrew George MP and Caroline Lucas MP   Local MP, Andrew George, is urging local constituents to get behind his campaign for “A Greener Government”.  He’s holding a public meeting at Penwith College on Friday 27th March 2015 commencing at 7pm.  He has a panel of environmental experts, including former Chief Executive of the CPRE, […]

Local community mustn’t be “steam rollered” by Dean Quarry plans

Posted on: 16th March 2015

Andrew George talks to local residents at Dean Quarry   Following his visit to meet local residents who live in the vicinity of Dean Quarry yesterday, local MP, Andrew George, repeated his pledge to support local residents to stop the Dean Quarry plans and to protest against any attempt to “steam roller” the local community. […]

George Steps Up His Opposition to Dean Quarry Development

Posted on: 12th March 2015

GEORGE STEPS UP HIS OPPOSITION TO DEAN QUARRY DEVELOPMENT Local MP, Andrew George, has been stepping up the pressure on Dean Quarry developers, Shire Oak.  Andrew has already made his opposition to Shire Oak’s plans, and has been working closely with the local community to halt the proposed development of the quarry, before it reaches […]