Plans approved for a new community near Falmouth

Planning permission has been granted for 133 new homes near Falmouth in Cornwall, which will include significant road improvements and contributions to the local community.

Built by Barratt Homes, Pen Bethan, in Kergilliack, Budock, to the West of Falmouth will offer a range of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes, including 47 affordable homes for rent and shared ownership.

A new Cornish bank will be built along the front of the development and a range of biodiversity enhancements such as increased hedgerows and planting will be delivered.

A tree-lined boulevard will be created in the centre featuring new oak trees and offering shade and greenery.

As well as improvements to the main road alongside Pen Bethan, a new footpath will also be built to connect Kergilliack Road with Hillhead Road through the new development, providing a safe, traffic-free route for residents to walk to local shops and services, public transport connections and other public footpaths.

The development will also include large areas of public open space, now seen as more important than ever as a result of the Covid pandemic and children’s play area.

The construction of Pen Bethan, which is due to start towards the end of the year, will support more than 400 jobs with suppliers and contractors in the local area.

‘We are really looking forward to getting started on site here at Pen Bethan,’ said land director for Barratt David Wilson Homes Exeter, David Matthews.

‘This new community will be ideally located – surrounded by countryside and open space and within easy reach of the thriving and popular town of Falmouth. Fronted by a new Cornish bank and with a tree-lined boulevard in the centre, along with additional hedgerows and open space, the development will offer lots of greenery and biodiversity. The homes will also be connected by a new footpath allowing residents to walk to local shops, bus routes and public footpaths.’

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