Since our last consultation several significant milestones in the West Carclaze project proposals have been achieved.
- A revised outline planning application has been submitted taking on board feedback from the extensive public consultation carried out.
- This focuses on moving the village centre away from the Penwithick side of the Eden roundabout and relocating the school buildings and access away from this junction.
• The West Carclaze scheme has been included in the recently-adopted in Cornwall Local Plan after it was backed by a planning inspector as ‘ambitious’, ‘deliverable’ and having ‘transformational potential’. This confirms the Eco-community as an important part of Cornwall Council’s strategy for the regeneration of the Mid Cornwall area.
• Significant progress has been made in bringing forward a new 420 place primary school and nursery, in partnership with local multi academy trust ACE (Atlantic Centre of Excellence), which will have sustainability at the heart of its curriculum. As seen below, the outline designs for the school are already taking shape.
• Work has started on phase 1 of a new 9 MW solar park which will provide long term funding for the heritage park and community land trust as well as energy offsetting for the wider Eco-Community development.
• Construction now under way of the adjoining Council-led Carluddon Technology Park bringing the potential of around 700 new jobs to the area.
• Plans for a new link road from the A30 to St Austell now being progressed by Cornwall Council. The need to show economic value for delivery of the road is an important link to our proposed scheme.
• The award by the Government of Garden Village status to the scheme in January 2017 further endorses the inclusion of the West Carclaze project within the Local Plan and is recognised at a national level of the value of regeneration in Mid Cornwall and the significant social and economic opportunities it can bring.