Nansledan planning approval
Duchy welcomes planning approval for heart of Nansledan
19th December 2013
Design Director, Hugh Petter
The Duchy of Cornwall has welcomed a decision by Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee to endorse unanimously an outline planning application for a large part of Nansledan, the Duchy’s urban extension to Newquay in north Cornwall.
The plans include 800 new homes, a new primary school, a high street with local shops, business space and a supermarket, a Methodist church, recreation field, orchard, allotments, an estate yard, ponds, and a new bridge over the Chapel stream. The committee also approved the Duchy’s detailed application for the Newquay Strategic Route, a new road that will service Nansledan while easing local traffic and cater for employment growth at the Newquay Aerohub Enterprise Zone.
Nansledan, which is Cornish for ‘broad valley’, has been designed to meet the development needs of Newquay in a sustainable way for the next 40 years and has been two decades in the planning. Comprising 218 hectares of Duchy-owned land on the eastern edge of the town, it will eventually accommodate more than 4,000 homes and a similar number of jobs. The Duchy already has outline consent for 500 new homes and detailed consent for 126 dwellings at Nansledan.
Tim Gray, Estate Surveyor to the Duchy of Cornwall, said: “This is a landmark moment for Nansledan. These latest applications are the heart and backbone of the scheme and will secure its future delivery and the wide range of community benefits that will flow from it. “These things do not happen without community support and our thanks must go to the large number of local people who have helped to shape the development, numerous interest groups, local elected members led by John Fitter and Pat Lambshead, and the officers at Cornwall Council who have worked so diligently in preparing their recommendations for the planning committee.
“The Duchy is always concerned to demonstrate that development can deliver great things and it is certainly our intention to deliver great things for Newquay and Cornwall by ensuring that Nansledan remains a model for sustainable development that meets the needs of local communities for decades to come.”