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People invited to have their say on new town for Cornwall

People invited to have their say on new town for Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:47am 8th October 2019. (Updated at 8:39am 8th October 2019)

People are being invited to have their say on plans for a new 'garden village' being built on the outskirts of Truro.

Pirate FM told you how 4,000 homes could be built on the site at Langarth, near Threemilestone.

That is 50% more than previously expected.

Planning consent has already been given for 2,700 homes and various facilities including shops, health centres, schools, hotels, pubs and restaurants.

Now officials ate holding events for those living in the villages in and around the proposed Garden Village site to come and talk to the masterplanning team.  

The council says it wants to hear your ideas, aspirations and concerns and for you to ask any questions you may have. 
 
This is the start of a two way process which will 'bring the local community into the centre of the place-making process'.

Langarth town development

"The next few months are going to be a very important time for local residents as the masterplan is developed.
 
"Hundreds of people visited the Truro Placeshaping stand at last month's Truro Day to find out more about the plans for Langarth Garden Village and to share their views and aspirations. Their comments have been taken on board by the team and are being used to help shape the emerging masterplan.
 
"We want Langarth Garden Village to be a vibrant and distinctive community where people want to live, work and thrive. To help us achieve this we need as many people as possible living in communities in and around Langarth to have their say on how they want this scheme to evolve. Please come along to one of these community events and have your say. "

Bob Egerton, Cornwall Council's Cabinet portfolio holder for culture, planning and economy

The first event is being held at St Agnes on Wednesday 9th October with further events taking place at Highertown, Threemilestone, Chacewater and Shortlanesend. 

All the events will run from 2pm to 7pm so that as many people as possible have the opportunity to attend. 

They are being held at:

  • 9th October - St Agnes, Miners and Mechanics
  • 10th October - Highertown All Saints Church
  • 11th October - Threemilestone Primary School 
  • 18th October - Chacewater Village Hall
  • 25th October - Shortlanesend Village Hall
West Langarth  stadium for cornwall

"There are as yet many unknowns about what is going to be developed at Langarth. But what's clear is, whatever happens, it is going to have a significant impact on the lives of people in my Division of Threemilestone and Gloweth." 
 
"That is why it is vitally important local residents have a voice in the planning process. So I strongly urge people to take part in these consultations. Let the planners know your views then, armed with this information, I can effectively lobby on your behalf. "

Cornwall Council member for Threemilestone and Gloweth Dulcie Tudor

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