The vision for West Carclaze Garden Village is to positively transform more than 500 acres of former china clay land in mid-Cornwall to create a vibrant and sustainable new eco-community with beautiful homes, excellent community and leisure facilities and an extensive country park. Latest News: Public Exhibition 3-4 August 2018
- 1500 new sustainable homes, at least 450 to be affordable.
- Provision for self-build and custom build.
- Priority purchasing for local people.
- Opportunities for local builders to acquire plots.
- 420 pupil primary school – phased in from start of development.
- Community Centre in first phase of development.
- Health Care Facilities.
- Potential for approximately 1000 employment opportunities.
- Delivery of Carluddon Technology Park in early phase.
- Home working provision linked to Superfast Broadband.
- The West Carclaze Eco-Community will bring approximately £1 billion to the local economy over the next 20 years.
New education, community and leisure facilities will benefit those who will live in the new eco-community as well as the existing neighbouring villages.
West Carclaze will be a truly special eco-community – and certainly not ‘just another housing estate’
- Clay Country Heritage Park – with Sky Tip at its heart.
- Managed and owned by a Land Trust Organisation – with local people involved in decision making.
- 66% of the site or approximately 140 hectares (350acres) will be green open space.
- Extensive network of extra trails.
- Creation and protection of habitats.
- Opportunity to create the framework for a site-wide energy solution.
- Several heating options are being explored to deliver the most sustainable solution at the lowest long term cost to the homeowners. These include gas and district wide heating.
- Planning consent in place for a 9MW solar farm to utilise non-productive land. Will provide renewable offset for energy being consumed on site.
- A391 improvement already delivered.
- The Eco-Community will provide significant support for the case for extending the new A391 diversion out to the A30.
- Sewerage and water built into future development plans with potential to benefit other villages too.
- Creation of 60,900 cubic metres of rain water storage on site
- Over 60% reduction in run-off compared to today.
- Water usage monitoring in each house.
Photographs of West Carclaze & Baal