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Saltash residents to have their say on 1,000 home development

By DaveCDM  |  Posted: January 05, 2014

Saltash residents to have their say on 1,000 home development
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Residents in Saltash will have the opportunity to have their say on a proposed new 1,000 home development

A public exhibition will be held on Friday (January 10) and Saturday (January 11) for residents to learn more about the bold plans for a new development at Broadmoor Farm at Carkeel.

Developers Commercial Estates Group (CEG) are spearheading the new development, which already attracted hundreds of residents to a meeting held last summer.

The company proposes a mixed use development of up to 1,000 homes between the A38 and the A388.

During the past few months, the management team from CEG has met with local organisations, parish councils and residents’ groups to maintain communications and keep them involved in the latest developments for the site.

The public consultation will include updates on highways and transport, design, ecology and water management.

It will also illustrate how the scheme incorporates employment, education and community facilities which include outdoor sports amenities, allotments, parks, orchards and forest gardens.

CEG said if it goes ahead the scheme could create up to 1,000 construction jobs for locals and would bring a total investment of £1.2 million to the town.

Development manager for CEG, Matthew Tunley said: “Our last exhibition proved invaluable in helping us understand what people want and what issues are important to them.

“We’re very pleased with the way we’ve progressed and look forward to explaining the latest proposals.”

However, concerns have been raised about the impact the development could have on the area.

Barbara Parsons commented on the application on Cornwall Council’s and said that the impact on air quality (either adverse or beneficial) “should be carefully considered”.

“The Tideford designated Air Quality Management Area - although approximately 4 km to the west of the site boundary is an area with serious air quality problems and any increase to traffic levels on the A38 may impact adversely on the already poor air quality experienced in Tideford,” she wrote.

“The size of the proposed development means that a significant amount of traffic will be generated.”

The exhibition will be on January 10 from 9am until 5pm and January 11 9am until 1pm at Saltash Wesley Methodist Church on Callington Road.

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  • wringer  |  January 05 2014, 10:49PM

    ahh thanks for clearing that up big Ger. so that strip of wet stuff and that metal thingy in between them - what's that then? would you like to see Saltash moved into Devon? just making the point that this is a done deal, its going to happen and they can dress it up how they like but it ticks none of the sustainability boxes that cc planners always bang on about. people will move in to saltash from Plymouth/greater devon. it wont address the housing issues in saltash and surrounds unless it is specifically conditioned that way and the chances of that being a) done and b) enforced are roughly the same as me coming on as sub next weekend for Man Utd.

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  • Big_Ger  |  January 05 2014, 8:44PM

    Wringer, as Plymouth and Saltash are contiguous they should be considered one entity.

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  • wringer  |  January 05 2014, 7:05PM

    Saltash will have its say but who will actually be listening. how many times have locals overwhelmingly wanted one thing and got something else. sorry its a done deal. they are going to build on this land. the houses will be bought by people living in Plymouth because they will be cheaper and then everyone will get in their cars and drive over the bridge to work every day.

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