Truro and Threemilestone
Last updated: 04/12/2012
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Truro has become a natural focus for growth with a mixture of
retail and other employment. Sites like the Hospital, Truro
College, and County Hall have all added to the city centre in
providing an economically vibrant city. The challenge for Truro and
its community is to manage growth in a way that adds value to the
A City Framework will set out the framework and proposals for
future growth in Truro and Threemilestone.
The Truro and Surrounding Areas Interim Plan
What is the challenge?
There is considerable pressure for development in Truro and its
surrounding area, including applications for employment, retail and
Truro does not have an identified five year
supply of deliverable housing land. It also has a significant
waiting list of over 1000 households requiring affordable
The development plan consists of the Cornwall
Structure Plan and Carrick District-wide Local Plan, both of which
are now dated.
What is required?
In advance of the Cornwall Core Strategy there
is a need to bring together all of the evidence and issues in Truro
to inform potential planning applications and decisions.
The Interim Plan document provides links to
policies and evidence as well as setting out the basis for the
preparation of further work on Contributions and development briefs
to guide development.
Broad potential options for growth have been
identified and tested and are set out in the document for
The next stage will be to produce a City
Framework to identify sites for development and provide a plan of
how vital infrastructure is to be planned and paid for.
How can I find out more?
The evidence base for Truro and surrounding
area is set out on the Council’s website or can be viewed at the
Truro One Stop
Relevant national and local planning policy is
set out in Chapter 4 of the document..
Emerging guidance, evidence and more detailed
planning work will also be provided this website.
Is the Community being consulted?
The community will continue to be involved
throughout the process of developing the Interim Plan and eventual
City Framework or Neighbourhood Plan and will play an active and
critical role in determining what options there are for Truro.
What Future Events are planned?
Event dates, times and locations for future
events will be advertised on this page as well as in the local
press where appropriate.
Who is overseeing, guiding and managing the process?
Local Councillors, Stakeholders, Cornwall
Council officers and the City and Parish Council are involved in a
Working Group to progress the Interim Plan document. The following
groups will help to guide and shape the planning process for
- Interim Plan Working Group -
A group has been set up consisting of Councillors from Cornwall
Council and Parish and City Councils that represent Truro and the
surrounding area. The panel meets to review progress on the Interim
Plan and discuss topics affecting Truro and the surrounding area.
The panel does not directly make decisions but reports their
findings to the Council's Planning Policy Advisory Panel and
- Partnership Delivery Group –
The Council regularly discusses infrastructure needs and
other issues relevant to their organisations with Stakeholders and
Officers. This provides regular feedback on project progress and
enabling stakeholders to ensure that decisions and infrastructure
investment plans are properly coordinated. The group provides a
project steer for the Framework.
- Stakeholder and Community
Workshops – We are planning to hold stakeholder and
community workshops with those interested in the production of the
Interim Plan and the emerging City Framework. These will be
announced as the content, time and location of the workshops is
- Active Partnership with Truro City
Council and Kenwyn Parish Council
Where will this process take us?
The work will form part of the Evidence Base
for the Truro City Framework which will be taken forward as
evidence for the emerging County wide Core Strategy. The purpose of
the Truro City Framework is to provide robust planning policy
guidance for the location of future development.
What Happens Next?
The timetable for work on the City Framework
is in the process of being agreed and will be added to this page in
Related Reports and Documents
Please use the links to find further
information on the following:-
Balancing Housing Markets
Structure Plan (2004)
Truro Interim Plan evidence base
A series of evidence
base documents have been prepared as part of the forward
planning process - please note these are listed on a separate
Truro and Threemilestone Draft Area Action Plan – December
Consultation was previously undertaken on
Draft Area Action Plan, the
City Centre Proposals Map, and the
City Wide Proposals Map between 6th December 2008 and 2nd March
2009. All the written
responses received are also available to view as well as well
Full Report including Appendices; or an
Executive Summary of the results.
The Truro and Threemilestone Green Infrastructure Plan
The idea behind Green Infrastructure is
simple. Just as road, railway, power distribution and drainage
infrastructure are essential for the smooth operation of all
settlements, so green infrastructure is essential to make sure that
the natural, cultural, and health requirements of communities are
integrated and not compromised by new development.
Green Infrastructure planning is a way to meet
the challenges of growth whilst at the same time protecting and
enhancing the environment and ensuring that the needs of existing
and new communities are not compromised.
The Green Infrastructure strategy will be used
to develop policies, inform planning decisions and help to:
- Manage the use of resources, productive land
and deal with any negative environmental impacts of
- Connect and manage habitat to ensure its
- Improve opportunities for recreation around
the city and create safe ways to walk and cycle;
- Create an attractive visual setting for the
city and green spaces and corridors that make it an enjoyable place
- Link new and existing development areas to
the rich natural and cultural setting of the city.
To ensure that this happens the Council will
work with the community and other partners to create a Green
Infrastructure Strategy. A draft of the
Truro Green Infrastructure Strategy and its
Executive Summary are available to view by using these
links. The strategy will include specific projects and
actions that will be taken forward by the Council and its partners
to ensure that the outcomes of the plan can be delivered.
This document will continue to be prepared as
part of the process of developing a City Framework for Truro and
Threemilestone to ensure that its aims are fully integrated into
the final plan.
Have you got a question or comment to make?
Please contact Robert Lacey - Principal Delivery Officer
Strategic Team (Truro), 01872 224319 or firstname.lastname@example.org for