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Cornwall Council reaches landmark in Langarth Garden Village project

Cornwall Council has acquired around 120 acres of land at Langarth - marking a major milestone in delivering the ambitious Garden Village project.

The transfer of land brings the council a step closer to its goal of providing a new community with local character, strong services and integrated and accessible transport and green spaces.

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Plans for providing up to 3,500 homes, key infrastructure such as a new primary school, and the extension to the Truro Park and Ride and the new Northern Access Road (NAR) can now move ahead.

The council can also begin the process of transferring the land to its Stadium for Cornwall partners, delivering a vital next step in this long-awaited project.

35% of the new homes at Langarth will be affordable, with homes for older people and those with special requirements.  There will also be homes for key workers, students, and good quality council-owned market rented homes.

A major new transport link in Truro, the NAR (Northern Access Road) will connect all the developments on the Langarth site and provide a route from the Garden village to the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske avoiding the A390.

It will also prioritise cycling and walking along its entire length. The council will ensure that public transport is provided at the earliest possible stage.

The council is also working with Cormac, the master planning team and other partners to create an effective transport strategy which provides better cycle, bus and walking connections to provide a realistic and practical alternative to car use for accessing the city centre and other services.

This includes cycleways and paths that allow easy access to everywhere people want to go, as well as cycle parking and storage, cycle training programmes, car clubs and an extension to the park and ride site.

An application for outline planning permission for the Langarth scheme, which includes the construction of the NAR, is due to be submitted in early summer.

Subject to all the necessary approvals and consents being secured, work is anticipated to start on constructing the new road during 2021 and be completed by Spring 2024.

 

Posted on March 30, 2020