February 23, 2024

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Drop-in consultation event for Langarth Garden Village

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Residents are invited to have their say on the latest stage of plans for the Langarth Garden Village scheme at a consultation event on Friday, March 3.

The drop-in event will take place at Threemilestone Community Centre on Pengelly Way between 2pm and 7pm.

After receiving outline planning permission for the Garden Village in April 2022, the project team are keen to show the next steps in delivering the flagship scheme and hear feedback on the proposals.

With its mix of affordable homes, apartment schemes, co-living hubs, community and retail centres, two new primary schools and community facilities, all set in well-designed landscaped green spaces and supported by an integrated transport network, Langarth GV will be a place where people can live, work and thrive.

Last week detailed planning permission was granted for Governs Park, also known as a Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG). The Park will provide around 35 acres of natural green space and over 6km of walking and cycling routes for use by future residents of the Garden Village, as well as existing residents in the surrounding areas, including Threemilestone, Kenwyn and Truro.

This was the first ‘reserved matters’ application to be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval and highlights the importance of providing green and open spaces in the plans for the Garden Village.

Detailed plans are currently being finalised for the first new primary school, and for the community infrastructure, parks and green spaces, as well as design codes for the neighbourhood areas west of the Langarth Park and Ride. Applications for all three reserved matters are due to be formally submitted shortly.

Work is also taking place to develop a stewardship model to manage the wide range of community assets which will be provided as part of the Garden Village.

The consultation event will include information about all these areas, as well as providing the local community with an update on the wider development of the Garden Village, with people invited to give their views on the emerging proposals.

Members of the project team will be on hand to answer questions about the plans and to listen to the views of local residents and businesses.

“This is a vital stage for the development of the Garden Village,” said Olly Monk, Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for housing and planning. “Following the granting of outline planning permission, we have been working very hard to turn the vision set out in the masterplan into reality.

“We said at the beginning that we would be bringing forward key infrastructure such as the schools, community buildings and open and green spaces at the start of the project, not leaving them until the end after all the housing has been built. I am delighted that the first reserved matters application to receive planning permission has been for Governs Park, with the applications for the first primary school and parks, play areas and green spaces due to be submitted before applications for the first housing.

“We have been very clear that we are committed to delivering the masterplan as intended. Once approved, the neighbourhood design codes will ensure that the design of all new homes, workplaces, amenities and public spaces within the Garden Village follow the vision set out in the masterplan.”

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