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Consultation starts on Local Development Order proposal for Nansledan

Cornwall Council is asking residents and stakeholders for their feedback on plans to simplify how the development of homes and community facilities at Nansledan near Newquay proceeds in the future. 

A Local Development Order (LDO) is being proposed by the Council for the long-term project to provide homes, community facilities, open space, shops, offices, cycle paths and roads in the area. 

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The LDO is a way of granting overarching planning permission for development within a defined area and to agreed and enforceable standards and designs, without the need for multiple planning applications in future years. 

The purpose of the LDO is to provide planning support and guidance to those organisations and applicants tasked with delivering the Nansledan development. It will also provide guidance to existing residents within Nansledan regarding any alterations to their homes that may normally require planning permission. 

The overall scheme at Nansledan is already covered by a masterplan that was agreed by Cornwall Council in 2011 and a specific site allocation policy as part of the Cornwall Local Plan which sets out where development should take place.

Work on Nansledan began in 2014 and since then around 415 homes have been built together with a new school, 25 business units, playground and community allotments.

Over the coming years, the Duchy of Cornwall development will provide 3,700 homes in line with the approved masterplan and a similar number of jobs.

The Local Development Order will set out the types of development that are granted permission for the Nansledan area. It will include maps, details of the uses permitted, general conditions and supporting information. The LDO contains documents such as a detailed design guide and conditions ensuring that development is of a high quality and that infrastructure is provided. 

The draft LDO has been prepared by Cornwall Council with the involvement of various statutory consultees.  Following the statutory consultation period the Council will consider the responses prior to determining whether the LDO will be adopted. 

If it is adopted, there are annual reviews and reporting mechanisms built in which will provide transparency and checks and balances on performance. 

Tim Dwelly, Portfolio Holder for Culture, Economy, and Planning said: “This is an innovative approach to manage the ongoing development at Nansledan. It will improve efficiency and cut red tape whilst maintaining the required checks and balances, and is a mark of the confidence we have in the quality of the development.” 

Read the Local Development Order documents, the quick reference guide and take part in the consultation  

Hard copies of the consultation documents are available for viewing by prior appointment at New County Hall in Truro and Chy Trevail in Bodmin.