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Plans for green space, cycle and walking routes at Langarth Garden Village given go-ahead

Plans to provide around 35 acres of natural green space and over six kilometres of walking and cycling routes at Governs Park, part of Langarth Garden Village, have been given the go ahead by the Council’s Strategic Planning Committee.

Part of the wider Governs land has been set aside as a key green space for future residents of the Garden Village, as well as existing residents in the surrounding areas, including Threemilestone, Kenwyn and Truro. The area includes a Scheduled Monument – known locally as Governs Round – which to date has been inaccessible to the public.

Also known as a Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG), the application for Governs Park is the first ‘reserved matters’ application to be submitted for planning approval and highlights the importance of providing green and open spaces in the plans for the Garden Village.

Welcoming the decision, Councillor Olly Monk, Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning said:

“From the outset we have said we would seek approval for key infrastructure such as the new schools, community buildings and open and green spaces at the start of the project, rather than leaving them until all the housing has been built.

“The team are currently working on reserved matters applications for the first new primary school and for the green infrastructure, with these plans currently due be formally submitted for planning approval ahead of the applications for the first phase of housing.”

Following the granting of detailed planning permission for Governs Park, work on providing the park and green spaces will begin later this year and is due to be completed in the summer of 2024.

Long term stewardship will be put in place over this timeframe so that ongoing future management can be secured from the opening of the greenspace to the public.

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