Places looks in more detail at the individual projects within areas in Cornwall. These areas are either towns or development areas near a settlement. Each project can very be different to the next. All of them help to make our communities stronger and more resilient for the future.

Place Shaping allows us to understand the assets a community already has. We then plan and work on any identified priorities.

Examples of existing assets are:

  • buildings
  • skills and knowledge
  • green spaces
  • community groups
  • public services

We aim to ensure the targets set within the Cornwall Local Plan are delivered. We are working hard to bridge the gap between policy and delivery.  We work with Town Councils and stakeholders so communities are ready to deal with changes that may affect them in the future.

The projects we work on fall within three main categories:

  • Cornwall Council projects
    We lead on unlocking the delivery of high-quality housing, economic and regeneration projects. These are projects that currently don’t make a enough return on investment.
  • Private sector projects
    We work with private sector developers to unblock and speed up the delivery of stalled schemes.
  • Infrastructure projects
    We work with infrastructure providers to enable sustainable housing and economic growth

Pool Vision 

A great deal of work has been undertaken over the last 10-15 years to support the regeneration of the Pool area. It has enabled the delivery of: -
  • Heartlands
  • Pool Innovation Centre
  • new homes, etc;
But it is recognised that much more work is still required. The intention of the Pool Vision document is to create an up to date, holistic plan for the continued regeneration of the area.
Extensive engagement with
  • local stakeholders
  • local Cornwall Council Member
  • Parish Council
has taken place in preparing the draft document.

St Lawrence Urban Extension Draft Concept Masterplan

The site at St Lawrence is an allocated housing site for Bodmin. It is site Bd-UE3 in the Cornwall Site Allocation Plan Development Plan Document.

Cornwall Council commissioned JTP Architects to produce an overarching Concept Masterplan.

The plan summarises the emerging proposals. It is the result of a consultation process throughout 2020- early 2021, with

  • Cornwall Council
  • Landowners
  • Bodmin Town Council
  • Bodmin Vision Group

The draft plan addresses key concerns and local aspirations for the site. It will guide future planning applications in the St Lawrence Urban Extension site.

Details about the draft plan and information on how to comment during the 12-week public consultation can be found on the St Lawrence consultation page.

West Carclaze Village Garden

Cornwall Council is working in partnership with a private developer and other public agencies to create an exciting new Garden Village community. The Garden Village of 1,500 new homes is in the China Clay area of mid Cornwall, north of St Austell. This development scheme is unique in many ways. The development will set high standards in design quality. As well as early provision of essential infrastructure

Langarth Garden Village

Langarth Garden Village is an ambitious Cornwall Council led project. Langarth will be a vibrant, connected, well planned community for between 8,000 and 10,000 residents.

Our involvement means high quality, well designed homes which are affordable for local people. Schools, health and play facilities built at the start of the scheme rather than at the end.

We want to create a sustainable bus service and a network of cycle paths and walkways. This will connect homes within the Garden Village as well as out into neighbouring communities and places of work.

Cornwall Council have been working on an application for a Compulsory Purchase order for Langarth.  You can find the latest information and published documents at:

Other useful information

Hayle Growth Area Concept Plan 

Hayle Town Council and Cornwall Council have prepared a concept plan that focuses on an area south of Hayle. It takes a proactive approach to how it believes development in this area should come forward. Cornwall Council adopted the plan in October 2020 as planning guidance to inform planning applications for the site.

Launceston Southern Growth Area Concept Plan

Launceston Town Council wanted a better quality of development in their town.

Working with

  • Cornwall Council
  • Landowners
  • Residents

they developed a concept plan. Cornwall Council adopted the concept plan in October 2020. The plan is now planning guidance to inform planning applications for the site.

Carluddon Technology Park and Employment Space

With the first phase now complete, the second phase will provide further employment opportunities for the local area. 

St Austell

Cornwall Council explore regeneration opportunities in and around the St Austell area.

Falmouth Town Centre

Cornwall Council has been working with the Falmouth Place Shaping Board to develop a masterplan for key priority sites in the town centre.

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