West Saltash is one of Cornwall’s most exciting strategic housing projects. The site’s location, scale and inherent landscape qualities - including extensive woodland - present a unique opportunity to develop a high quality, sustainable, mixed-use community where people will want to live.
The site covers approximately 120 hectares on the outskirts of Saltash. The proposal for up to 1,000 new homes, nearly six hectares of employment, a primary school, shops, hotel and community facilities.
The local community has helped shape the scheme and the design has been the result of a creative exercise to achieve a high quality development. The masterplan iterations have developed through design review with the Cornwall Design Review Panel and in consultation with the Council, statutory consultees and the local community. Public consultation has been extensive and has helped shape the application proposals. There is strong public support for the development and planning permission was granted in 2014.
The aim is to create a highly desirable environment which is a first choice on all levels: outstanding new homes, quality infrastructure, distinctive and extensive open spaces, education, local quality employment and comprehensive services. A £125m construction investment will transform the area and once operational the site alone will provide 700 direct jobs.
Additional facilities will include shared public orchards, allotments and imaginative children’s play areas as well as outdoor sports amenities, cycle paths and walking routes for use by existing local residents. This mix will foster the creation of a truly sustainable extended community.