Sustainable development

The Sustainable Growth and Innovation teams' aim is 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. Together we can ensure 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

More information about individual projects can be found in the Places section of the website.

Projects we are beginning to work on are:   


Cornwall Council has been working with the Falmouth Place Shaping Board to develop a masterplan. The masterplan looks at key priority sites in the town centre. It aims to support opportunities and strengthen the town centre.

The key priorities are:

  • manage vehicular movements in the main street area
  • support a pedestrian and cycle priority area that would help increase footfall
  • improve the public realm within the town centre
  • improve the quality of the Prince of Wales Pier
  • focus on the significant opportunity to create a waterfront location at the heart of the town centre at Church Street
  • support opportunities for social and innovative new business
  • support the maritime sector, and provide access points to the water
  • strengthen Falmouth’s busy events season throughout the year
  • provide multifunctional outdoor space

The primary goal of this work is to strengthen and futureproof the town centre. To ensure that the town centre remains an attractive and vibrant place. It maintains a strong economy, is resilient and can provide for the future needs of its residents and visitors.

The Coinagehall site currently forms part of the proposed Penzance High Street Bid programme. It is for a major mixed use comprehensive redevelopment of the site.
Aspirations are to provide:

  • a high quality designed residential accommodation
  • creative workspace
  • redevelopment of the adjacent St Anthony’s Gardens into a more accessible area

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