Duchy plans 800 homes at Nansledan
Plans for 800 new homes, high street shops, a supermarket and primary school on the edge of a Cornish town have been tabled by the Duchy of Cornwall.
Land to the east of Newquay town centre has been earmarked for development by local authorities for more than 20 years.
Prince Charles's Duchy of Cornwall already has outline permission for 500 new homes and business units on the site which is now known as Nansledan – Cornish for "broad valley".
It has now submitted another outline application for up to 800 houses, a third of which would be affordable homes, as well as local shops and a major supermarket.
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"This application is for the heart of Nansledan and would bring a range of community and economic benefits to Newquay including a new church, primary school, playing fields and the opportunity for hundreds of jobs consistent with our target of one job per household," The Duchy's Tim Gray said.
"Crucially, we would use net proceeds – including those from the supermarket – to pay for key infrastructure.
"In practice, that means helping to pay for the Newquay strategic route which Cornwall Council has identified as vital to diversifying Newquay's economy and boosting the town's links with the Aerohub Enterprise Zone at Newquay Airport, where it hopes to create 5,000 jobs."