Private developers in Newquay have paid almsot £3m towards public projects a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

This is Cornwall report:

NEWQUAY has received £2.9 million in contributions from housing and retail developers since 2000 and is owed a further £2.7 million, the Cornish Guardian can reveal.

Cornwall Council has released full details of Section 106 payments for the first time, following a comprehensive request by this paper under the Freedom of Information Act.

 The information also shows a pot of more than £450,000 is sitting in the council’s bank account, earmarked for ‘open spaces’ projects, but has no schemes attached to it.

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