The co-leader of the Green Party visited Truro and Newquay on Saturday to hear how the housing crisis and regular sewage pollution incidents are impacting the Duchy.

Carla Denyer slammed Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove’s plan to tear up the rules preventing water pollution by property developers stating it will make Cornwall’s sewage crisis even worse and won’t help solve the housing crisis” 

She met with Green Party Truro City councillors beside the Truro River, opposite the Newham Road pumping station, which reportedly dumped untreated sewage into the river 28 times in 2022. 

After visiting Truro, Carla met up with Green Party councillors at Towan Beach in Newquay, where three local beaches – Crantock, Mawgan Porth and Harlyn Bay – have been hit with sewage pollution just in the past few days. 

Deputy Newquay Mayor Drew Creek said: “It was great to have Carla in Newquay. 

“We talked at length about how I and other Green Cllrs and the Mayor of Newquay Margaret North started the first UK partnership between the town council and South West Water to reduce sewage overflows. 

“We also spoke about the other great work Greens are doing in Newquay to deal with a decade of underinvestment in Newquay."

Read the full article in Wednesday's Voice newspaper.