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The last few weeks have been incredibly busy for the whole Langarth Garden Village team as we have been working to produce the further information requested by Cornwall Council’s planning authority on our hybrid planning application. This has now been submitted to the Council.  

Following the submission of the hybrid planning application earlier this year, we were asked to provide additional information on the proposals for surface water drainage and transport.  As a result we have done some additional transport modelling and strengthened the plans for surface water drainage.

We have also done some further assessment on the setting of heritage features, and strengthened the design code to manage the future development of the site, as well as taking the opportunity to make minor changes to the plans to address concerns raised to reduce the maximum heights of buildings in key locations.

Once the new information has been formally registered by the planning authority, it will be published on the Council’s planning portal (PA20/09631) so the public can see the amended plans and provide their comments. 

We will be holding four community engagement events in November so people can come and see the latest plans in person and speak to the team leading the project.  

These are being held at Threemilestone School Hall on Monday, 8 November; at Shortlanesend Village Hall on Tuesday, 9 November, at the Pydar Pop Up in Truro on Wednesday, 10 November and at Chacewater WI hall on Thursday, 18 November.  All four events will take place between 2pm and 8pm.

Following the completion of this next round of consultation, the application will be considered formally by members of the Council’s Strategic Planning Committee who will decide whether or not to approve planning permission. 

The Garden Village application is currently scheduled to be considered at the meeting of the Strategic Planning Committee on 16 December. However this date is dependent on all the necessary information being available and so may change. 

If outline planning permission is granted for the Langarth Garden Village scheme, the next stage in obtaining the necessary detailed consents will be the preparation of the ‘reserved matters’ application which will deal with areas not included in the outline application proposal. These can include the appearance, means of access, landscaping, and scale of the development.