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Outline planning permission granted for Pydar regeneration

A major scheme to transform part of Truro has been granted outline planning permission, delivering new low-carbon homes, creating jobs and supporting economic growth.

The development will deliver 320 homes, of which 35% will be affordable as a mix of affordable rent and shared ownership, and create more than 3.5 acres of public spaces and plant more than 100 trees.

Cornwall Council worked with its development partnership to rework the proposal based on feedback from a previous meeting of the Strategic Planning Committee, where permission for the scheme was refused.

The revised design reduced non-residential use of the site by 21%, resulting in a reduction in the overall height of the development to align more closely with the surrounding neighbourhood.

Council leader, Linda Taylor, said: ‘We have said that we want Cornwall to be a place where our residents can start well, live well and age well and these plans tick all of those boxes. We have set out our plans for vibrant, safe, communities and a thriving and sustainable Cornwall and the vision for Pydar personifies that. I welcome the committee’s decision today and look forward to seeing the scheme progress.’

Olly Monk, the Council’s portfolio holder for housing and planning, added: ‘This will be an exciting neighbourhood that will revitalise a run-down part of the city and provide much-needed affordable homes, as well as improve access to nature and provide more opportunities. It’s not just about homes – it’s about building communities and that’s what will happen here.’

More information about the scheme can be found here.

In related news, Swansea Council has appointed regeneration company Urban Splash as its preferred development partner for a number of key sites, as part of a £750m project to transform Swansea city centre and develop new homes and attractions along the coast and riverfront.

Photo supplied by Cornwall Council

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