Cornwall Council cabinet votes to create “Truro New Town”

Posted By on 20th June 2018

20th June 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s cabinet this morning voted unanimously to go ahead with a major intervention in the property market to allow a new town to…


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  1. Whilst I would be extremely reluctant to credit this council with anything approaching joined up thinking I do feel that they might finally be starting to get somewhere.

    In principle I do not agree that the current/extended plans are the right choice, Truro is too congested already, the principle of a “new town” is what would be required to deliver much needed housing for the future, yet at the same time rein in on the patchwork destruction of what makes Cornwall special.

    With the principle of a single larger development now established as a seed, perhaps CC planning could revisit all applications and proposals across the County that have met with objection, and instead relocate as a blend with the new town, and at the same time giving it an imperative raison d’etre, and justifying any spends and decisions towards delivery.

    If I were to give the Council praise it would only be when the decision is made to site this new town more suitably, such as a) on the A30 and b) more centrally … for example where the A30 meets a natural intersection with the planned new roads serving Newquay and St Austell: that is where the transport infrastructure is fairly good, and that is where the new economy jobs will be coming from.

  2. This development will cost an eye watering sum of money! Surely it could be better spent on providing housing on brownfield sites, for local needs, within existing communities and providing the infrastructure like education, health etc and integrating communities. We know that a lot of new developments are advertised in London etc as investment opportunities. We are not a rich man’s money box. This is our money being spent for the good of developers!!

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