Government provides funding for West Carclaze Garden Village
The Government has provided an additional £275,000 of funding to support Cornwall Council in the delivery of the West Carclaze Garden Village, outside St Austell.
West Carclaze is one of the 14 garden villages that are part of the government’s existing programme.
Announcing the money as part of a £25 million national scheme called the Planning Delivery Fund Housing and Planning Minister Alok Sharma said:
“Locally-led developments have enormous potential to deliver the scale and quality of housing growth that we need. By supporting our local authorities, we will be able to unlock more homes where people want to live.
These measures including the £25 million of government support which will help develop new communities that will not only help deliver high-quality well-designed homes, but will also bring new jobs and facilities and a boost to local economies”.
The government’ has plans to raise housing supply to 300,000 per year on average by the mid-2020s.
Local MP Steve Double commented:
“This will assist preparatory work to allow the new school and essential infrastructure at the Carclaze Eco-Town to proceed. This goes along with the previous £228,000 they provided in capacity funding for the garden village project in 2016/17.”
“My view has always been that while we do need to build houses to help solve the housing crisis for our young people, big developments such as this need to be appropriately sited and with the infrastructure in place to support them.”
“This development, on former industrial land and with a school and public amenity space attached and with the Carluddon Technology Park and it’s new jobs nearby , fits that criteria, and I am pleased to have worked with all involved to help bring it forward.”
“I will now continue to work with Cornwall Council and other stakeholders to ensure that the development delivers as promised, to ensure it is, along with the dedicated A30 link road, a new gateway to St Austell.”