Cornwall

Plans approved for 1,500 homes at Threemilestone

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Image caption If the Inox plans are approved, the 1,500 homes would be built over a 10 to 15 year period

Plans to build 1,500 homes on a greenfield site near Truro have been approved by Cornwall Council.

The £140m development proposed by Inox includes a hotel, school and care home at Langarth in Threemilestone.

A petition opposing the application was presented, but the strategic planning committee voted 10 to nine in favour of the application.

The homes are to be built over a 10 to 15 year period, with up to 35% planned as social housing.

The proposal, which also includes provision for a 600-space extension to the existing park & ride, a pub and community and sports facilities, will be now referred to the Secretary of State.

Inox Group is also involved in separate plans for a controversial sports stadium on a neighbouring site.

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