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Exhibition outlines plan for new St Austell eco-town

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The aim of the eco-town project is to help regenerate the china clay area

Plans for an eco-town in Cornwall have gone on display as part of a new exhibition about the project.

St Austell was named last July as one of four areas chosen by the government to have eco-towns.

The current plans for sustainable communities include 5,000 homes, leisure facilities and green space.

Project leaders will talk about the plans at the exhibition at St Austell's White River Place. It will be held on Friday and Saturday.

Organisers said the aim of the exhibition was to give people the chance to help shape the proposals for the mid-Cornwall Clay Country eco-town.

The proposals include redeveloping six former china clay sites to provide the new homes.

The government is spending a total £60m on the projects, which include Rackheath in Norfolk, Bicester in Oxfordshire and Whitehill Bordon, East Hants.

Cornwall is to get a £9m share of the total to help get the project off the ground.

The exhibition, which began on Thursday, is in Aylmer Square from 1030 until 1800 GMT on Friday and 1030 until 1600 GMT on Saturday.



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