Carrick, Cornwall

Carrick, Cornwall

Infobox UK district
name = Carrick District

status = District
region = South West England
admincounty = Cornwall
area = Ranked 108th
461.00 km²
adminhq = Truro
onscode = 15UC
population = Ranked English district rank|ONS=15UC
English district population|ONS=15UC
English district density|ONS=15UC / km²
ethnicity = 98.7% White
politics = Carrick District Council
leadership = Leader & Cabinet
executive = English district control|ONS=15UC
mayor =
mp = Julia Goldsworthy,
Matthew Taylor
year = 2005

Carrick is a local government district in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Its council is based in Truro. The main centres of population, industry and commerce are the city Truro and the towns of Falmouth/Penryn.

The district was created under the Local Government Act 1972, on April 1, 1974 by the merger of the municipal boroughs of Truro, Falmouth and Penryn, and the Truro Rural District.

It is named after the Carrick Roads, an inlet near Falmouth that the rivers Percuil, Penryn and Fal drain into. The district will be abolished as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England.


On 9th January 2008 the ‘Regional Spatial Strategy for the South West’ (RSS) announced plans to massively increase house-building in Cornwall stating that almost 70,000 new homes would be built by 2026. The findings of the ‘Examination in Public’ into the RSS, were produced by the unelected South West Regional Assembly. The original Draft RSS was published in 2006 and the new figures show another 53% increase. Figures for the new plans included - Caradon – 6,500 housing units (an increase of 700 on the original document), Carrick - 10,900 housing units (increase of 900), Kerrier – 14,400 housing units (increase of 6,200), North Cornwall – 13,400 housing units ( increase of 5,800), Penwith - 7,800 housing units (increase of 3,000), Restormel - 15,700 housing units (increase of 7,100). [ [ South West Regional Assembly housing plans for Cornwall] ] There has been much concern in Cornwall regarding these proposals and Dick Cole the leader of the Cornish political party Mebyon Kernow has issued a statement saying that local housing strategy should be determined by democratically elected Cornish politicians. [ [ MK condemn proposed Cornish house building plans] ]


Carrick comprises the following 27 parishes


External links

* [ Carrick Council]
* [ Postcards of the Hundred of Pydar]
* [ Postcards of the Hundred of Powder]
* ['dccrk') Cornwall Record Office Online Catalogue for Carrick District Council]

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