Creating a vision for a brand new community and then developing a masterplan to deliver that vision is certainly not something which should be done in isolation.
We want Langarth Garden Village to be a place where everyone can live, work and thrive – both now and into the future – and that has meant working with a wide range of individuals, companies and organisations to ensure that the plans will meet the needs of all parts of the community.
Who is involved?
Led by Cornwall Council, the Langarth project team has worked closely with Truro City Council, Kenwyn Parish Council, Langarth landowners, Truro and Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan group, Langarth Stakeholder Panel and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, to identify the key principles and proposals set out in the final masterplan.
At the same time we have held a series of engagement events and activities in local communities to give existing residents the opportunity to share their ideas for this new community and help shape the project.
Underpinning this engagement has been detailed work by a number of specialist companies who have provided expert advice and support in key areas of the project, helping to turn the ambitious vision into reality.
Working in partnership
From carrying out surveys to identify the habitats and habits of the wildlife on the site and developing plans which protect and enhance biodiversity, to creating a transport strategy which prioritises people over cars and provides new green corridors, cycle paths and pedestrian links, and assessing the need for new schools and health facilities, staff from these specialist companies have worked closely with officers from Cornwall Council in all areas of the project.
Other companies have been involved in the development of the masterplan and hybrid planning application, and supported the extensive consultation and engagement programme.
While the consortium includes some national and international advice, it is rooted in local firms on the ground, with companies such as Wadebridge based Atlantic Arc Planning and Poynton Bradbury Wynter Cole from St Ives bringing their local knowledge and expertise to the project and generating income for the local economy.
Companies supporting the project include:
Creating the Masterplan: working alongside Cornwall Council , Truro City Council , Kenwyn Parish Council and the Langarth Stakeholder have been AHR , CF Moller , Poynton Bradbury Wynter Cole (PBWC), Arcadis , 31Ten, Wyrd Tree and Inner Circle Consulting.
Developing the hybrid planning application: working alongside Cornwall Council’s planning team has been Atlantic Arc Planning.
Protecting and enhancing environment and biodiversity: working alongside Cornwall Council’s environment and climate change teams have been Cornwall Environmental Consultants, Maltby Land surveyors, Treework Environmental Practice, Magnitude Surveys, The Environment Partnership and Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
Developing a Transport Strategy: working alongside Cornwall Council’s transport team have been officers from CORMAC and WSP.
Developing infrastructure: working alongside teams from Cornwall Council’s education, health and social care, property, legal and finance departments, have been L&L Diverse Solutions Limited, The Bailey Partnership, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and Litchfields.
Consultation and Engagement: working alongside Cornwall Council’s communications and engagement teams, Truro City Council , Kenwyn Parish Council and Langarth Stakeholder Panel, have been Garner & Tonic, Trisha Hewitt Communications and People. Making. Places.
What happens next ?
A hybrid planning application, which includes an application for full planning permission for the Northern Access Road and outline planning permission for the Langarth Garden Village development, was formally submitted to Cornwall Council on 3 November 2020.
Once the application has been verified by planning officers it will be published on the Council’s online planning register at https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/planning/online-planning-register/ .
The application will then be considered in detail by members of the Strategic Planning Committee. As this is such a significant scheme this first stage of the planning process to give outline planning permission is not expected to be determined until Summer 2021.
In the meantime the Langarth project team are continuing to work with Cornwall Council and other partners on the hyrid planning application process, and on preparations for the detailed ‘reserved matters’ application which will be submitted if outline planning permission is granted for the scheme next year.
Work is also continuing on determining the level of s106 contribution for the scheme, and on developing a preferred option for the stewardship model for the Garden Village.