Kernow: New framework Powers Used to Seek Minority Impact Assessment

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE

The Cornwall Branch of the Celtic League has written to the Principal Officer at Cornwall Council Planning Department and to the Portfolio Holder for Planning at Cornwall Council, Cllr. Edwina Hannaford, with the following request, submitted under the terms of the UK Freedom of Information Act, 2000 and with reference to the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and associated announcements requesting and requiring Cornwall Council to provide or otherwise make available the minority impact assessment on the Cornish minority by the Council’s existent, ongoing and proposed development plans.

The wording of the communication follows hereunder:

AN KESUNYANS KELTEK – SCOREN GERNEWEK – CORNWALL BRANCH OF THE CELTIC LEAGUE

The Principal Officer
Planning Department
Cornwall Council
Treyew Road
TRURO TR1 3AY
Councillor Edwina Hannaford
Portfolio Holder for Planning
Cornwall Council
Treyew Road
TRURO TR1 3AY 19th February, 2015
Dear Sirs and Mesdames

Freedom of Information Act 2000 request – Cornish Minority Impact Assessment

References:

a. Freedom of Information Act, 2000

b. Announcement by Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Rt. Hon. Danny Alexander MP dd. 24 April 2014; Cornish granted minority status within the UK; Cornish granted minority status within the UK – Press releases – GOV.UK

c. Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities dd. 1 February 1995 Council of Europe – ETS no. 157 – Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

d. Letter by Stephen Williams MP Minister for Communities, Department for Communities and Local Government dd. 22 Jan 2015 confirming immediate inclusion of the Cornish people into the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

Request
Taking account of the above references and drawing your particular attention to the said Framework Convention and sections and articles contained within, we request and require Cornwall Council to provide or otherwise make available the minority impact assessment on the Cornish minority by the Council’s existent, ongoing and proposed development plans.

Yours faithfully
Cllr. Michael J Chappell

Caderyor – An Kesunyans Keltek Scoren Gernewek
Convener – The Cornish Branch of the Celtic League

J B Moffatt (Mr)
Director of Information

20/02/15

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