Following the unanimous decision of the Council’s Strategic Planning Committee to approve the planning application in December 2021, and the subsequent formal granting of planning permission, the focus has now moved onto delivering the scheme.
Leading this next phase of the project requires specialist expertise and we are delighted to welcome Harry Lewis from Treveth to the Langarth team.
A chartered surveyor and development finance advisor with more than 20 years’ experience of investment and development in residential schemes around the world, Harry will now lead on delivering the Garden Village project.
Having moved back to Cornwall last year from Manchester, where he had been spearheading his own co-living and HMO business, Harry is looking forward to working with the Langarth team to deliver the plans to create a new distinctive community where people can live, work and thrive.
“The Langarth Garden Village vision with its mix of affordable homes, apartment schemes, co-living hubs, community and retail centres, all set in well-designed landscaped green spaces and supported by an integrated transport network, has, with great fanfare, reached delivery stage – as Programme Director, it is now my focus to turn this masterplan into a reality.
“We remain committed to delivering the masterplan as intended and look forward to working with our partners and the local community to achieve this”.
You can watch a short video with Harry here https://youtu.be/7DOxuIM5tB8
Following the granting of outline planning permission we have been working on preparing the ‘reserved matters’ applications which deal with the appearance, means of access, landscaping, and scale of the development.
The Garden Village will be delivered in phases over a 20 to 25 year period, with up to 200 new homes being constructed each year. Other elements, such as the new primary schools, community facilities, live work and co living spaces, and green and leisure areas, will be constructed at different phases during the scheme as set out in the masterplan.
One of the first elements to be constructed will be the Northern Access Road (NAR) which connects all the development on the site and provides a route from the A390 through Langarth to the Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske. The interim link road, which will provide access for the construction of the NAR was completed last year, with work on building the NAR due to begin this Autumn.
Once the first section of the NAR has been completed, and subject to the reserved matters applications being formally approved by Cornwall Council, work will begin on building the first new homes. Construction is currently expected to start in 2023/24.