Community invited to shape Langarth Garden Village plans

Details of the emerging options for the proposed Garden Village at Langarth will be shared at a further round of community engagement events in November. 

Residents are invited to come along to give their views and help shape the preferred option on

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  • Friday 8 November – 2pm -  7pm at the Threemilestone Community Centre
  • Friday 15 November -8am – 7pm at the Pydar Pop Up building, St Clement Street, Truro ( the former Hardy Carpets building)

Cornwall Council representatives and members of the master planning team will be on hand at both events to talk about the options and answer questions.

During the past few weeks local people have been sharing their initial ideas, aspirations and concerns for the site with members of the masterplanning team at drop in sessions held at Threemilestone, Highertown, Chacewater, St Agnes and Shortlanesend. Members of the public have also been completing an online questionnaire setting out their views on the emerging scheme.

The feedback from these public engagement events and the views of key stakeholders is now being analysed and will be used to shape the latest thinking for the site. The findings from questionnaires will be published on the Langarth Garden Village pages of the website.

The highways team is also working on the designs for the new Northern Access Road which will connect all the developments on the site and provide an alternative route to the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske.  Information on the emerging design for the new road, and the link road which will connect the development with the A390, will also be available at the public engagement events so people can give their views.

Alongside the community engagement events, the masterplanning team are holding a programme of stakeholder working groups, forums, workshops and meetings. They will also be visiting local schools and colleges, public places, including the Park and Ride sites, train and bus stations, workplaces and supermarkets to ensure that they talk to as many people as possible.

“We have been very clear that we want this scheme to be shaped by the local community and I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to give us their views “ said Bob Egerton, Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for culture, planning and economy.  “All the comments from the community engagement events, plus the feedback from the wider engagement programme, are being used to develop the masterplan.” 

“We are continuing to work closely with partners and developers to ensure that the scheme connects with existing settlements, as well as with existing and planned retail developments in the rest of Truro. We have agreed to invest in key community facilities in surrounding areas, such as Threemilestone, as part of the overall project and are liaising with Kenwyn Parish Council and the local Cornwall Councillors to identify potential projects”.

“We now want to hear what people think about the emerging options so we can identify a preferred Masterplan option in early 2020. This will then be considered by members of the Council’s Cabinet in February ahead of a formal application for outline planning permission being submitted in April.“

A second series of community events to present thinking around the preferred Masterplan option will be held in Threemilestone, Highertown, Chacewater, Shortlanesend and St Agnes in late January, early February 2020.

You can find out about the events and all other activities on the Langarth Garden Village website pages and in the local media.

Anyone who is unable to attend the events can fill in the online questionnaire or email the team at LangarthGV@cornwall.gov.uk  with any queries or comments.

 

Story posted 31 October 2019