The Government has awarded nearly £1million of funding to the West Carclaze Garden Village to help support the site’s development with particular focus on the school site, and cycling and pedestrian improvements.
The project will receive £820,000 in funding from a £15million award from the Government for garden communities across England, and is part of a £69 million programme to deliver up to 16,000 homes per year from 2025, creating almost 200,000 jobs and boosting the economy.
It builds on the government’s plans to level up the country, regenerate underused land and bring forward new developments with the infrastructure to support them
Commenting, St Austell and Newquay’s Member of Parliament Steve Double said:
“The housing crisis in Cornwall means that we need more new affordable homes for local people to be delivered as soon as possible, and working with Cornwall Council, the site being built on brownfield land at Carclaze accomplishes this in the St Austell area.”
“Furthermore, this development will deliver the infrastructure, such as the Sky Academy, to support the people living there. I am pleased that the Government continues to recognise this and support its construction with this funding, as well as recognise the increasing importance of green methods of transport with funding for the cycling and walking infrastructure.”
“I will continue to work with all concerned to support the delivery of this crucial development for Mid-Cornwall and attract funding from the Government to ensure it reaches its maximum potential.”