A Very Cornish Garden Village
A new garden village with a distinctly Cornish sense of place, deeply rooted in this remarkable post-industrial landscape.
Such a place will incorporate:
- Dramatic landscape features distinctive to the Clay Country.
- Traditional street patterns from local villages and other Cornish settlements.
- Distinctive local materials and colours found across Cornwall.
- Indigenous planting found in the Clay Country.
- A focus on local homes for owner-occupiers.
A new garden village that has the capacity and facilities to build and foster a sustainable and balanced new community.
Such a new community will need a range of facilities for all ages such as;
- A village centre with all the essential
facilities for everyday living.
- A school and nursery at the heart of the village.
- Healthcare such as a doctor’s surgery and dentist.
- Food shops, newsagent and other essential shops.
- Places to work and meet business clients.
- Places to socialise, play and relax such as public gardens, parks, cafés and pubs.
A place of wilderness, wetland and wonder
A new garden village built within the unique skyline, dramatic and historic landscape, rooted in the industrial ‘Clay Country’ heritage.
A new settlement that will sympathetically incorporate the distinctive landscape features and cultural heritage such as;
- The iconic Sky Tip.
- Numerous lakes and cliffs.
- Several tips and restored dry heathland.
- The wetland and wet woodland.
- Extensive paths, cycle trails and bridleways.
- The hedge banks and rural edges.
A long term vision for
regenerating the Clay Country
A new garden village that will provide an exemplar for post-mining regeneration in the Clay Country.
Such a new settlement will need to;
- Regenerate and provide long term employment opportunities.
- Provide an attractive and desirable place to live, with affordable homes for local people.
- Link into existing communities who can benefit from the new facilities.
- Create greater public access to the landscape for existing communities.
- Respect and work with the cultural heritage where possible.
- Work with and enhance the unique landscape and ecology.
- Create a new place rooted in the Clay Country area and not ‘alien’.
A place working with
and for our environment
A new garden village that can deliver environmentally friendly development and enhanced biodiversity.
Such a new settlement will incorporate:
- Energy efficient buildings using locally sourced materials where possible.
- Passive design principles with south facing homes and gardens.
- Renewable energy such as solar farms, ground source or water source heating.
- Sustainable travel with walking, cycling and public transport a priority.
- Ecological mitigation and enhancement, creation of new habitats and their management going forward.
- Habitat and wildlife-friendly gardens and green infrastructure.
- Food growing such as community allotments and orchards.
A ‘Village of Gardens’
A new garden village with an extensive network of gardens and wild spaces throughout that makes it a truly special place with healthy, social and life-enhancing spaces.
The network will incorporate a wide range of green space from:
- At the small scale, each home with a sunny garden or terrace or a traditional Cornish front garden.
- Communal gardens and larger neighbourhood gardens where neighbours can meet, socialise and play.
- Larger recreational green spaces for play, exercise, relaxing and exploring with family, friends and four-legged companions.
- Places to grow food such as micro veg patches in gardens, community allotments and orchards and possible community market gardening.
- Extensive green links provide access and views to the dramatic post-industrial landscape and lakes.