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Duchy unveils green town project
Homes would be built to optimise use of solar power and natural light
A vision for an eco-friendly town with 850 homes on Duchy of Cornwall land near Newquay has been unveiled.

The Duchy development aims to control and minimise carbon emissions, and use renewable energy.

Plans for the project in the Newquay Growth Area east of the town have been submitted to Restormel Borough Council.

The town would include shops, community facilities and a new primary school, and be a parallel to Poundbury, the Duchy's traditional village in Dorset.

Homes would be equipped with energy efficient appliance and built to optimise use of solar power and natural light.

The Duchy aims to achieve 20% renewable energy in the site.

A significant proportion of the houses would be affordable.

The development will be considered as part of an independent examination of the council's local plan. A planning application would then be submitted.


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