The landscape and green space within the Garden Village will be managed by a Land Trust. Wheal Martyn Trust, with its parent charity, South West Lakes Trust, will take the lead in managing the landscape and green space, ensuring that the unique and precious 140 hectares (350 acres) designated as open space at West Carclaze Garden Village are conserved for the benefit of our communities.
The aim is to create a China Clay Heritage Park with miles of new paths and trails, lakes and wildlife habitats and sports & recreation facilities.
We want to work with local people and stakeholders, including through the establishment of an Advisory Group which will help us set priorities and ensure delivery and sound management now and in the future.
A dedicated Green Strategy for West Carclaze Garden Village and the South West Lakes Trust’s core purpose ‘To protect and enhance special places for people and wildlife’ will be at the heart of what we do.
We are passionate about the following key themes which will shape our focus at West Carclaze:
Play and Explore
Reconnecting children and their families with the outdoors through play.
Promoting and delivering health and well-being in the outdoors.
Love Your Landscape
Caring for and improving our natural environment.
Building Outdoor Skills
Training and personal development for those furthest from work.
Discovering Local Culture
Celebrating and engaging people with our built and social heritage.