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The St Austell and China Clay Eco-communities is a proposal to regenerate the clay country through new villages, job creation and improved infrastructure. The principles of the Eco-community was established through the nation-wide group of Eco Towns supported by central government. In Cornwall, the Eco-communities will be delivered by the private sector, led by Eco-Bos.


Cornwall Council has two distinct roles in respect of the delivery the Eco-community, one as the planning authority, we will decide upon planning applications.  The second is as the facilitator to enable the West Carclaze and Baal Eco-community as identified in the St Austell, St Blazey and China Clay Area Regeneration Plan and the emerging Cornwall Local Plan. 

On these pages you will find information about how the public sector is working to bring forward the Eco-communities projects.

The St Austell and Clay Country Eco-communities proposal is one of four nationally recognised Eco Town developments established by the Labour Government to support new settlements demonstrating low carbon living. 
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Cornwall Council and its partners are involved in several different types of consultation and engagement in respect of the Eco-communities. View the current live consultations and previous consultations.
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Find out the latest information on how Cornwall Council is enabling the West Carclaze Eco-community project and view updates on key planning and development issues.
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Find out more information on the emerging masterplan for the site. Learn more about how members of the local community are helping to shape the project through a People’s Panel.
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Find out who does what to develop, deliver and govern the Eco-communities. Learn more about the Eco-communities board, Eco-Bos and the Planning delivery team.
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Find out about the diverse projects that Cornwall Council are working on in the St Austell and China Clay area. Projects include green transport, energy efficiency, community buildings and much more.
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