We want to ensure that local services in existing communities such as Threemilestone and Highertown do not come under pressure as a result of our scheme and that Langarth supports improvements for existing residents as well as new ones.
To support these communities we have been working with Cornwall Council and other partners to provide funding to develop a number of community projects.
Improving life for existing residents
Work is already underway on building the new Community Hall at All Saints Church Highertown, and we are working with local communities to develop detailed businesses cases to support projects to create a new hall at Threemilestone School, upgrade the Community Centre, and provide new playing pitches in the village.
We are also working with CORMAC to look at how we can improve the Threemilestone village centre to reduce congestion and increase parking and improve pedestrian and cycle links with Langarth.
Feasibility projects are currently being developed for all these projects, with detailed business cases due to be considered at a meeting of the Council’s Cabinet in November.
Expansion of the Threemilestone business park is also being reviewed to identify proposals to further ease congestion, improve employment opportunities, drive business growth and enhance links between the village and business park.
Backing our “ great little city”
Truro, the UK’s most southerly city, is also easily accessible from Langarth. Known as a “great little city”, Truro is a vibrant centre of shopping, culture and impressive architecture right in the heart of Cornwall, with independent traders and a thriving café culture as well as being home to Truro Cathedral, Royal Cornwall Museum and the Hall For Cornwall.
We are working with Truro City Council, Truro BID, the Chamber of Commerce and the newly created Town Deal group to develop positive links between Langarth and the city.
We recognise the potential impact of out of town shops by harming the city centre and undermining good urban design and placemaking. Large out of town retail units are geared towards car-based traffic on the A390 and will not meet the day to day needs of existing local residents or the new residents who will live at Langarth.
Supporting positive future development
By leading on the development of the masterplan, Cornwall Council has the opportunity to reduce further out of town shopping, replacing it with local retail and other services and facilities which meet the needs of the local community.
We want to ensure that Langarth Garden Village has a positive impact on the future development of Truro and surrounding communities. We will continue to work with stakeholders and local communities to develop and deliver our plans to invest in these and other projects to deliver this aim.