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TCPA Study Tour 2024: Cornwall

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11th July 12th July

We are excited to announce the return of the TCPA study tours! In 2024 we will be running a two-day tour to explore sustainable and large-scale new developments in Cornwall. 

Running from Thursday 11th to Friday 12th July, the tour will start at St Austell taking in sites at various stages of planning and delivery and conclude in Truro. We will be visiting three new communities across the County, including: 

  • West Carclaze Garden Village (Day One): The new Garden Village is located near St Austell and will provide 1,500 homes once completed. The development will provide a primary school, community facilities as well as green space. There are also plans for community food growing and renewable energy generation from two solar farms.  
  • Nansledan (Day One): A sustainable new community that will be comprised of 4,000 homes once completed is located on the edge of Newquay. Developed by the Duchy of Cornwall, construction began in 2014 and is expected to finish in 2045. The development has a major focus on sustainability, low carbon construction, biodiversity as well as embedding the new development into the wider Cornish community.  
  • Langarth Garden Village (Day Two): A new garden Village planned for land on the edge of Truro. The plans currently aim to build around 3,550 new homes, 35% of which being affordable homes for local people. Green space and the environment are a major focus for the development as is communities’ facilities such as the Community Sport Hubs recently approved by Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee.  

Delegates will hear from key players in the organisations that are involved in the planning and delivery of these new communities; explore first-hand the approaches used on issues such as green infrastructure, renewable energy, stewardship and much more; and learn transferable lessons than can be applied to other large-scale developments currently being planned and delivered across England.  

The TCPA are very grateful to Cornwall Council for hosting us, and also wish to record thanks to the Duchy of Cornwall, Ecobos and Treveth (Cornwall Council’s development company) for facilitating the tours of Nansledan, Carclaze and Langarth respectively.   

Who is the tour for? This study tour is aimed at planners, councillors, policy makers, developers, housebuilders, consultants, urban designers, academics, architects – and anyone else who wants to gain valuable insight on the planning of new communities.    

This price includes all transportation from start-end of tour, overnight accommodation and meals. Delegates must book their own travel to St Austell railway station for a 12:15 start on Thursday 11th July and return travel from Truro railway station after 13:45 on Friday 12th July.    

The final agenda will be confirmed closer to the time:

Day 1Meet at St Austell railway station, Cornwall
Tour of West Carclaze Garden Village
Coach to Nansledan
Tour of Nansledan, Duchy of Cornwall Development
Evening meal
Including a presentation from The Duchy of Cornwall
Overnight stay in Newquay
Day 2Coach to Truro
Tour of Langarth Garden Village
Delegates travel home from Truro railway station

Please note that there are a limited number of places available, please see the ticket options below:


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£ 470.00 (inc VAT)
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£ 320.00 (inc VAT)
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