A masterplan for Langarth Garden Village which will have up to 4,000 new homes has been backed by Cornwall Council’s Cabinet.

Ruling councillors at County Hall have this afternoon endorsed the masterplan for the development on the outskirts of Truro.

Under the proposals there could be 3,500 new homes built along with  200 extra care units and 50 homes for students. The overall development is expected to take more than 25 years to complete.

In addition the masterplan allows for two primary schools to be built along with various facilities including employment spaces, shops, community hubs and leisure facilities.

It also includes plans for the Northern Access Road (NAR) which will provide a route which cuts through the development and serving all the new homes and services. Government funding has been provided for the road.

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The Langarth site also includes the site for the planned Stadium For Cornwall which would be a new home for the Cornish Pirates rugby team as well as providing facilities for Truro and Penwith College and other organisations.

Cornwall Council decided to perform an “intervention” in the various developments at Langarth after they came to a standstill.

The area was subject to a number of different planning applications which would provide housing and other facilities on different sites.

But the council decided to intervene and has drawn up the masterplan to give a coherent approach to the development and bring it under one main vision.

As well as endorsing the masterplan the Cabinet has also agreed to provide £11.9million towards building the first primary school on the site and £6.9m for an energy centre.

The Cabinet also agreed to provide £5.2m towards projects in Threemilestone which include improvements to the community centre, playing pitches and village centre.

Tim Dwelly, Cabinet member for economy and planning, said that the Garden Village would be a new kind of development for Cornwall.

He said: “It is a garden village which is something we have not done in Cornwall and is based around the garden city movement like places like Welwyn.”

Cllr Dwelly said that the aim was to create a high quality development which would be used as an example for future developments in Cornwall and elsewhere.

He explained that detailed planning applications were now being prepared for the Langarth Garden Village Masterplan as well as for the NAR.

Threemilestone and Gloweth councillor Dulcie Tudor welcomed the commitment to provide funding for projects in the area and paid tribute to the people of the area who “rallied behind the projects’ campaigns” to get the support.

But she warned the Cabinet to ensure that the projects are delivered saying: “Please do not let these people down.”

The Cabinet unanimously supported all the recommendations relating to Langarth Garden Village.