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Carrick District
Status District
HQ Truro
ONS code 15UC
Origin *Municipal Borough of Truro
*Municipal Borough of Falmouth
*Municipal Borough of Penryn
*Truro Rural District
Created 1 April 1974
Abolished 1 April 2009
Succeeded by Cornwall unitary authority
1973 population 71,430[1]
2001 population 87,861[2]
Governance District council
Carrick District Council logo.png
Type Civil parishes

Carrick was a local government district in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Its council was based in Truro. 50°15′50″N 5°03′14″W / 50.264°N 5.054°W / 50.264; -5.054Coordinates: 50°15′50″N 5°03′14″W / 50.264°N 5.054°W / 50.264; -5.054

The main centres of population, industry and commerce were the city of Truro and the towns of Falmouth/Penryn.

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

It was named after the Carrick Roads, an inlet near Falmouth that the rivers Percuil, Penryn and Fal drain into. The district was abolished as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England on 1 April.



On 9 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).[3]

There has been much[citation needed] 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.


Carrick comprises the following 27 parishes


  1. ^ Local government in England and Wales: A Guide to the New System. London: HMSO. 1974. pp. 38. ISBN 0117508470. 
  2. ^ "Census 2001: Carrick". Census 2001. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 
  3. ^ South West Regional Assembly housing plans for Cornwall

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