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Plans to build 1, 000 new homes at Broadmoor Farm in Saltash

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: July 24, 2013

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PLANS to build up to 1,000 homes at Broadmoor Farm in Saltash have been put forward.

The firm behind the plans say 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.

The initial proposals were revealed at a public consultation event over the weekend.

As well as housing and employment space, the development will include new junctions and highways and new community facilities such as a school and health centre.

Matthew Tunley, development manager at Commercial Estates Group, said: "We want to deliver a special place that has a winning combination of top quality design and a flourishing community spirit. We would create neighbourhoods that provide opportunities and benefits to existing communities and stimulate investment into Saltash via new residents, visitors and businesses."

The developers behind the project say it will all be centred around a network of green infrastructure with existing footpaths protected and new cycle paths installed across the 300-acre site, which has been pinpointed by Cornwall Council as a potential for housing development in the Local Plan.

Over the weekend more than 400 people visited the first public consultation event, which was held at Wesley Methodist Church.

Mr Tunley said: "We were very pleased that so many people showed interest and the vast majority were in favour of a new development in Saltash being built at Broadmoor Farm.

"Some people aired concerns about traffic and infrastructure including the provision of a school and surgery which we will be addressing over the coming months."

The developers said feedback will be analysed and a second public consultation will be held in the autumn. In the meantime Mr Tunley urged residents to submit their comments about the plans. He added "We believe this particular location has great potential for Saltash."

Residents can leave their comments about the plans on the Broadmoor Farm website – visit www.broadmoorfarm.co.uk

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