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Cornwall Council reaches landmark in Langarth Garden Village project

Cornwall Council News feed - 2 min 33 sec ago

Cornwall Council has acquired around 120 acres of land at Langarth - marking a major milestone in delivering the ambitious Garden Village project.

The transfer of land brings the council a step closer to its goal of providing a new community with local character, strong services and integrated and accessible transport and green spaces.

Plans for providing up to 3,500 homes, key infrastructure such as a new primary school, and the extension to the Truro Park and Ride and the new Northern Access Road (NAR) can now move ahead.

The council can also begin the process of transferring the land to its Stadium for Cornwall partners, delivering a vital next step in this long-awaited project.

35% of the new homes at Langarth will be affordable, with homes for older people and those with special requirements.  There will also be homes for key workers, students, and good quality council-owned market rented homes.

A major new transport link in Truro, the NAR (Northern Access Road) will connect all the developments on the Langarth site and provide a route from the Garden village to the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske avoiding the A390.

It will also prioritise cycling and walking along its entire length. The council will ensure that public transport is provided at the earliest possible stage.

The council is also working with Cormac, the master planning team and other partners to create an effective transport strategy which provides better cycle, bus and walking connections to provide a realistic and practical alternative to car use for accessing the city centre and other services.

This includes cycleways and paths that allow easy access to everywhere people want to go, as well as cycle parking and storage, cycle training programmes, car clubs and an extension to the park and ride site.

An application for outline planning permission for the Langarth scheme, which includes the construction of the NAR, is due to be submitted in early summer.

Subject to all the necessary approvals and consents being secured, work is anticipated to start on constructing the new road during 2021 and be completed by Spring 2024.

 

Posted on March 30, 2020

Categories: Cornwall

Coronavirus – selection of worker concerns published by BEIS Committee

Parliament News - 44 min 18 sec ago
Committee publish a further selection of submissions from concerned workers
Categories: Parliamentary News

Salford NHS worker punched in face during hospital attack

BBC Manchester - 1 hour 6 min ago
The staff member suffered a fractured cheekbone in the attack at Salford Royal Hospital.
Categories: Manchester

Hemel Hempstead fire: Murder investigation launched

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - 1 hour 13 min ago
Two women and a man were found dead after a fire at a property in Hemel Hempstead.

Coronavirus: EasyJet grounds entire fleet of planes due to virus

BBC Beds Bucks Herts - 1 hour 40 min ago
The budget airline says it cannot currently give a date for when it will restart commercial flights.

Coronavirus: EasyJet grounds entire fleet of planes due to virus

BBC Sussex News Feed - 1 hour 40 min ago
The budget airline says it cannot currently give a date for when it will restart commercial flights.
Categories: Sussex

Coronavirus (Covid 19) inquiry launched

Parliament News - 1 hour 52 min ago
Women and Equalities Committee launches Coronavirus (Covid 19) inquiry
Categories: Parliamentary News

Coronavirus: Dorset care home manager keeps video diary

Dorset BBC News Feed - 2 hours 6 min ago
Staff and residents at a care home share their experiences while under coronavirus restrictions.
Categories: Dorset

Man arrested following house burglary

Nottinghamshire Police News - 2 hours 13 min ago
A 25-year-old has been arrested under suspicion of burglary and money laundering following a report of a house burglary.
Categories: Nottinghamshire

Labour leader rivals asked to film victory speech

BBC Manchester - 2 hours 28 min ago
Rebecca Long-Bailey confirms coronavirus restrictions means the hopefuls have been asked to record a message in case they win.
Categories: Manchester

Coronavirus: Stalybridge man admits social distancing breach

BBC Manchester - 2 hours 31 min ago
Steven Mackie is fined £635 after he repeatedly approached people in a supermarket queue.
Categories: Manchester

Ofsted seeks views on proposals to revise post-inspection arrangements

Ofsted News Feed - 2 hours 44 min ago
Ofsted seeks your views on proposals to revise post-inspection arrangements across all of our work.
Categories: Education

Coronavirus: Brighton man accused of 'spitting coronavirus' on police

BBC Sussex News Feed - 2 hours 52 min ago
Peter Davy is due to appear in court charged with three counts of assaulting emergency workers.
Categories: Sussex

Extra care on the roads – Please

London Cycling - 2 hours 55 min ago

 

 

Extra care on the roads – pls  

London Cycling Campaign asks all road users to take extra care at this time as advised by Road Safety GB 

Yes, London’s roads are a lot less congested but there are key workers on bikes, including vital health workers, and families out for exercise, who may not be expert at cycling. (LCC is offering free advice for returning cyclists)  

Please drive and ride with consideration for those who might normally be on public transport – the last thing we want is collisions that could put more pressure on the NHS. If you see someone wobbling – take extra care – that could be a key worker.

The best thing to do is to stick to speed limits or drive even more slowly and give cycle users a wide berth – think ‘social distancing’ on the roads (that goes for cyclists as well as motorists). This light hearted video by the medal winning Brownlee brothers for Continental was made well before coronavirus but illustrates the point of staying wide apart.

Key workers and anyone else who needs cycling advice is welcome to contact LCC 

Categories: London

Bugzy Malone: Rapper ‘lucky to be alive’ after road accident

BBC Manchester - 3 hours 35 min ago
The rapper's management told fans he was in a "stable condition" after a quad bike crash.
Categories: Manchester

Coronavirus: What are ventilators and why are they important?

BBC Oxford - 3 hours 36 min ago
The lives of some Covid-19 patients may depend upon medical ventilators - here are the basics of how they work.
Categories: Oxford

Do you recognise this man?

Nottinghamshire Police News - 3 hours 40 min ago
Officers are keen to speak to this man (pictured) in connection with an assault.
Categories: Nottinghamshire

Marcus Rashford: Man Utd striker says 'helping children is important' during coronavirus pandemic

BBC Manchester - 3 hours 43 min ago
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford says helping children is "very important" during the coronavirus pandemic.
Categories: Manchester

Cornwall Council leads the way so that vital support reaches Cornwall’s most vulnerable people

Cornwall Council News feed - 4 hours 3 min ago

Cornwall Council and Volunteer Cornwall have mobilised staff and local communities to make sure Cornwall’s most vulnerable residents receive the food and medication they need during the coronavirus outbreak.

People with serious medical conditions that make them more vulnerable to coronavirus were asked to register their need for help with the government.

Cornwall Council has now received information about them and, together with the Corserv Group, has worked quickly to top-up the emergency supplies allocated to Cornwall by government.

Working closely with local suppliers, this means everyone who has asked for help will receive a food parcel today (March 29).

When everyone receives their delivery, they will also be given a phone number so that they can provide the council with more information on things like their dietary requirements and their pharmaceutical needs, allowing volunteers from Volunteer Cornwall to make sure they have the right food and medication to stay safe and well.

Cornwall Council Leader, Cllr Julian German said: “What’s important here is that those people who have been made extremely isolated in this emergency situation are made known to us so that we can ensure they have their nutrition and health needs met immediately.  

“This is the start of a new initiative and I know the Government is working hard to ensure future deliveries provide enough supplies for the most vulnerable people in Cornwall.  I am grateful to our fantastic Cornish suppliers who rallied round over the weekend, so that Cornwall Council could supplement the Government’s first delivery, and deliver a food parcel to everyone in Cornwall who told the Government they have no support.”

Emma Rowse, Chair of Volunteer Cornwall said: “Our staff and local volunteers are on hand and ready to help, and we are ideally placed to bring those people together that need help, with those who able to provide it.

“We have been overwhelmed with the response we have had already from local communities, with over 2,000 people coming forward as well as 220 community groups. However, if there is anyone else who is still able to assist then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us so that we can ensure that everyone who needs help and support in this time of emergency gets it. Also if you know of someone who needs help let us know”.

Cllr German added: “I’d like to pass on my grateful thanks to all of those involved in making sure people receive help, including those local suppliers, Bodmin Asda, Bookers Redruth, Waitrose Truro, the Local Resilience Forum, and the Red Cross who have gone above and beyond. And not forgetting the large number of council staff who have worked around the clock to carry out this vital piece of work.

“I’d also like to thank Volunteer Cornwall who have been by our sides throughout this situation so far and have not hesitated to play their part in bringing Cornwall together to help those most in need.”

Anyone able to help is urged to visit Volunteer Cornwall’s website, or call 01872 266988 for more information and to apply to help or if you know someone who needs assistance.

Story posted on 29 March

Categories: Cornwall

Three men arrested after report of attempted kidnap

Nottinghamshire Police News - 4 hours 25 min ago
Three men were arrested on Sunday afternoon following reports of an attempted kidnap in Mansfield.
Categories: Nottinghamshire