A SCHEME to build 300 new homes at Launceston, plus a school and a pub, has moved a step further with news that national house builder Taylor Wimpey is preparing to submit detailed plans for it.
Contracts have been exchanged with the landowners of the greenfield site at Hay Common, which is on the southern fringes of the town, near the A30.
Outline planning permission has already been granted for the scheme and a detailed planning application for the first phase of 70 homes is due to be submitted this month to Cornwall Council.
Andrew Rinaldi, from Taylor Wimpey, said: "We are delighted to have agreed the purchase of the Hay Common site, which will provide much-needed new housing for local people, as well as a number of community facilities."
The initial phase of the scheme will feature a mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes on land bordered by the A30 to the north and existing residential properties off Hurdon Way to the west.
Access will be via a new roundabout off Tavistock Road and the scheme will include a "sustainable drainage system" to manage surface water run-off and prevent flooding.
If permission is granted, Taylor Wimpey will provide a number of contributions to the local community. These are likely to include financial help towards education and public transport.