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Plans to build almost 50,000 new homes in Cornwall have been branded 'an invasion of the countryside' by conservationists.
The Campaign to Protect Rural England says that number is the equivalent of building 10 towns the size of Liskeard.
Cornwall Council says there are already 28,000 people on its growing housing register.
Kathy Wardle reports:
Plans to build more than 45,000 new homes in Cornwall by 2030 have been described by rural campaigners as an invasion of the countryside.
CPRE Cornwall says the speed of the building work, which is the size of five Truros, does not stem from local need. It says housing growth in the Duchy is faster than anywhere else in the UK.