Threemilestone development's road plan is agreed

House construction Inox has said more than 500 of the proposed 1,500 homes will be affordable housing

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Work on a multi-million pound development near Truro in Cornwall could begin next year.

The plans for Langarth at Threemilestone include 1,500 new homes, a primary school, hotel and an extension to the existing park-and-ride car park.

Approval, originally granted last year, had been delayed until consent had been agreed over the main road.

Inox said the development could create about 1,000 jobs.

Rob Saltmarsh, the company's managing director, said receiving outline permission meant Inox could now work on "further reserved matters planning applications" allowing development to begin in 2014.

He described the Langarth project as a significant private-sector investment in Cornwall which would be create jobs and "much needed" housing in Truro over a 10 to 15 year period, including more than 500 "affordable" homes.

The plans for Langarth also include open spaces, a care village, community centre and playgrounds.

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