Creating a Garden Village means putting nature at the heart of a development.
At Langarth we are actively working with our partners to protect, enhance and provide new opportunities for wildlife and nature.
We will be planting 55,000 new trees and a new woodland area at Langarth as part of Cornwall Council’s plans to create a Forest for Cornwall, to fight climate change and help Cornwall strive towards becoming carbon neutral. This will also provide food, shelter, shade and nesting and roosting sites for wildlife.
We have already set up our own tree nursery on the site so we can grow our own trees for planting into their final location in the Garden Village later.
Last week we braved the wind and rain to plant a further 420 trees donated by The Woodland Trust in the nursery with the help of members of the project team and local Cornwall Councillor Dulcie Tudor.
Despite the weather we had a great day – you can also see what we did in the film.
Building a new community takes time and it is vital to involve children and young people at the early stages of a project as they will be the people living, working and visiting the development in the future.
We have already been working with pupils at Threemilestone Primary School who have visited the site and shared their ideas on what they would like to see at Langarth.
As part of our partnership with the school we will be inviting pupils to plant trees in the nursery so they can watch them grow. We are just finalising the plans for their visit so watch this space to see how they got on.