Higher Newham Farm consultation

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A public consultation begins next week in Truro on the proposed Higher Newham Farm and Village project.

Vicky Garner
Vicky Garner

1 Back Quay, the former Spar Shop on Truro’s Lemon Quay, will be transformed into a pop up interactive exhibition space, from Wednesday, May 28 to Saturday, May 31, for people to find out more about scheme.

Co-ordinator, Vicky Garner, said: “In the development of our proposals for Higher Newham, we’ve thought a lot about the importance of accessible green space, the struggle faced by farming in Cornwall and the value of great local food.

“We also understand Cornwall’s need for good quality affordable homes and better job prospects.

“We believe our plans are about Cornwall’s future – skills, homes, the natural environment.

“To give a taster of what Higher Newham could be about we’re creating an exciting and different consultation event. We’d love you to join us over the four days we are on Lemon Quay, to tell us what you think of our ideas – and share some of your ideas too.”

The exhibition and events form part of the formal public consultation process for Higher Newham Farm and Village, a proposal to bring a working farm back to the land between Morlaix Avenue and Newham Industrial Estate.

Partners behind the proposals – Duchy College, Cornwall Food Foundation and Living Villages, will be submitting plans for a small village of 155 homes, charity-run restaurant, community buildings and farm and education centre.

If successful, the project will also see 70 acres of the 92-acre site gifted back to the community in Truro, with the intention of protecting it against development in perpetuity.