20th December 2016
By Graham Smith
Egloshayle parish council is this evening (Tuesday) expected to debate a planning application for 600 homes behind the Trelawney Garden Centre, Sladesbridge, near Wadebridge.
The project, known as Church Park, is submitted by Progress Land. It would be to the north of the A389 and includes a number of infrastructure offers, including a health centre. Critics have dubbed it “Wadebridge New Town” but planning officials have indicated that the views of local people will be an important factor in deciding if it should get the go-ahead.
So far about 20 local people have commented on the application, with most objecting but some welcoming the proposal.
Tomorrow, Wadebridge Town Council is due to consider another application, for 450 homes, on land to the north west of the A39 Ball roundabout, between Wadebridge and Bodieve.
Both sites are outside of the area earmarked in the Wadebridge Neighbourhood Development Plan, but the plan itself has to be tested in a local referendum before it can be adopted. No date has been set for any referendum and the two applications seem set to complete their passage through the planning process without it.
Both projects are promising that at least 30% of the new homes would be “affordable” by local people.
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