Origin3 gains planning consent for £150m Truro development

Bristol-based planning and development consultancy, Origin3 has helped secure a resolution to grant planning consent for a £150 million housing and retail development in Truro, on behalf of clients LXB.

The proposed Willow Green scheme includes 435 new homes, an 80,000 sq ft Asda food store and petrol station, 60-bed nursing home and community hall. Also included are a new pub/restaurant, sports facilities and a site for a new primary school.

After a marathon 11 hour planning committee in which Cornwall council considered  three other competing food store sites Members resolved to grant planning permission for the 28 hectare development at the strategic planning committee. Origin3 was involved throughout the masterplanning, design and consultation process working closely with LXB and ASDA.

Located at Threemilestone, to the west of Truro, the new development will create around 550 new jobs and help relieve current pressure on the A390 through the delivery of the new central section of the proposed Northern Access Road.

Origin3 Director, Jonathan Orton commented: “We have been working on the Willow Green proposals since 2011, providing planning advice and extensive consultation with the local authority, residents and other stakeholders. The plans provide significant social and economic benefits for the area, including care and community facilities, job opportunities and more than 150 affordable homes to help meet local housing needs and we are delighted that they have now received the go ahead to proceed form Cornwall.”