Threemilestone housing plans on public display

House construction The developer is particularly keen to hear the public's views on its social housing plans

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Plans to build 1,500 new homes in Cornwall are going on public display.

Up to 35% of the proposed homes at Threemilestone, on the outskirts of Truro, would be social housing.

The plans also include a new primary school, sports hub, hotels, offices, shops, play areas and a public open space.

If Cornwall Council grants planning approval, the scheme would be developed over the next 10 to 15 years.

The Inox Group, which has proposed the development, said the existing Langarth park and ride bus service would be extended, with a new access road which would divert traffic off the A390.

The focus would be on "green infrastructure" to minimise the need for car use, with new bus routes and safe pedestrian access.

Marcel Venn from Inox said during the two-day consultation, he particularly wanted feedback on the social housing plans.

"Initial feedback suggests the community would much rather see homes sold to local people and key workers like nurses and teachers through shared ownership or discounted market value schemes, rather than being rented," Mr Venn said.

The plans will be on display at Truro College from 1430 until 2000 GMT on Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 and 3 November.

A more detailed public exhibition will also take place in December.

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