By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.


Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.


The Fat of the land: Prince Charles backs 'Trim Town'

Architect-botherer, heir to the British throne and creator of the fine Duchy Original Pork Sausages, HRH Prince Charles' attention has been attracted to a different type of porker than can be found in his Highgrove Estate.

The monarch-to-be is backing a development on land near Cumnock in Ayrshire, designed to keep weight off its inhabitants. Scotland on Sunday reports that it will be the first development specifically designed with the health of its future residents in mind.

Every home will be within five minutes walk of local shops and amenities and streets will be designed to favour pedestrians over cars.

Professor Philip James, who heads up the rather severe-sounding International Obesity Task Force, is quoted as saying: 'Rather than designing places where it is unpleasant to move around, while pouring billions into car-filled town centres and expensive motorway networks, we must focus on improving public transport and curtailing the use of motor cars.'

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

Related images

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters