13th December 2016
By Graham Smith
Two planning applications which between them would create more than 1,000 new homes in Wadebridge have now been submitted formally to Cornwall Council.
The Church Park application, outlined in red
The first is for 600 homes between Egloshayle and Sladesbridge, on land behind the Trelawny Garden Centre. The other, for 450 homes, is on land to the north west of the A39 Ball roundabout, between Wadebridge and Bodieve. Both projects are promising that at least 30% of the new homes would be “affordable” by local people.
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.
The Sladesbridge 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. So far about 20 local people have commented on the application, with most objecting but some welcoming the proposal.
The draft Wadebridge Neighbourhood Development Plan (above.) It has made little progress in recent years, leaving developers free to submit applications.
The Wyndthorpe Estates project (below) between the Ball roundabout and Bodieve, includes a new link road. It also promises “associated car parking, landscaping, open spaces, footpaths, cycle ways, noise mitigation and associated infrastructure.” The planning application has not yet attracted any comments from members of the public, but South West Water has indicated it would require the project to connect to mains drainage.