ADAM Urbanism has won planning permission for a scheme featuring 800 new homes for The Duchy of Cornwall – dubbed ‘Surfbury’ by locals – in Newquay, north Cornwall
The high-profile project for Prince of Wales’ private estate also features a primary school, high street, supermarket, Methodist church, sports field and bridge.
It is the latest phase in a 218-hectare masterplan for 4,000 new homes at Nansledan on the outskirts of the popular tourist and surfing town.
The planning victory comes more than twenty years after construction started on the Prince of Wales’ Poundbury model village outside Dorchester in nearby Dorset.
Duchy of Cornwall estate surveyor Tim Gray said: ‘This is a landmark moment for Nansledan. These latest applications are the heart and backbone of the scheme and will secure its future delivery and the wide range of community benefits that will flow from it.
‘The Duchy is always concerned to demonstrate that development can deliver great things and it is certainly our intention to deliver great things for Newquay and Cornwall by ensuring that Nansledan remains a model for sustainable development that meets the needs of local communities for decades to come.’
Nansledan’s first phase – featuring 126 new homes – started on site in December.