When we proposed the Eco-community you asked for: Improved transport links… Benefits for the wider community… Employment opportunities. A number of these objectives have been delivered by bringing together the Government funding from the Eco-town project with local Council and European funding sources.
IMPROVED TRANSPORT LINKS
- A391 Carluddon Improvement
This 1.6km section of new road has already been delivered, including two new bridges to provide safe walking and cycling links across the A391 to the Clay Trails, and improvements to the bus infrastructure. From the beginning, delivery of this road was a key objective of the project.
- Sustainable Bus Shelters
In March 2011 Cornwall Council launched a project to improve the quality and sustainability of transport infrastructure. The design of a portfolio of ‘sustainable bus shelters’ was made possible through eco-town funding.
- Carluddon Technology Park Carluddon Technology Park and Employment Space has been designed and planned. This project is on track to start later this year subject to European funding support approvals.
Benefits for the wider community
- Penwithick Retrofit
This provided homeowners the chance to receive up to £10,000 worth of energy saving technology in their homes from insulation to ground source heating technology. The aim was to include existing homes in the benefits of the eco-town designation – over 100 local homes benefited.
Prince Charles House
- Supported by Eco-Town funding, this highly sustainable development provides 31 apartments and replaced a 50 year old building that could no longer offer supported residents suitable accommodation. Prince Charles House is the first older person development in the UK awarded the Government’s highest environmental rating.
Other initiatives include:
- U Choose to Retrofit - Roche Victory Hall, Indian Queens Victory Hall, ClayTAWC in St Dennis.
- West Carclaze Solar Park.