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A private estate established in 1337 which funds the public, charitable and private activities of the Prince of Wales and his family.

Newquay

Newquay on the north coast of Cornwall is one of the UK’s most popular seaside resorts. During the summer months, the resident population of 20,000 grows to 100,000. The Duchy is involved in two projects at Newquay, both of which are designed to champion sustainable development environmentally, socially and economically.

Trevillet slate being laid at Tregunnel Hill

Trevillet slate being laid at Tregunnel Hill

The first is Tregunnel Hill, a mixed-use neighbourhood on Duchy-owned land on the south-western edge of Newquay town centre. It comprises 174 high quality homes, including 48 two- and three-bedroomed affordable homes, and employment space for around 30 jobs.

Work on the 4.4 hectare site started in 2012 and will be completed in 2015. The Tregunnel Hill scheme is being built by Dorset-based CG Fry & Son and Morrish Builders, who have worked with the Duchy of Cornwall on its Poundbury development at Dorchester for more than 20 years.

Tregunnel Hill

Artist's impression of Tregunnel Hill

The second Duchy scheme at Newquay is an urban extension on a 218-hectare site adjoining the east of the town and known as Nansledan, which is Cornish for 'broad valley'.

Nansledan has been earmarked by local authorities for more than 20 years as a way to meet the future business, housing, educational and health needs of Newquay in a sustainable way.

A masterplan for the site was evolved over a number of years following an Enquiry by Design in 2004, led by The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, and endorsed by Cornwall Council in 2011.

Tregunnel Hill

Artist's impression of Tregunnel Hill

“Nansledan will take around 40 years to build and will eventually comprise 4,000 homes, of which around 30% will be available as affordable homes, and include workspace to support a similar number of jobs.”
Nansledan

Nansledan plans

There are plans for a high street, new primary school, church, community orchard, live-work quarter, recreation ground and an estate yard for training and apprenticeships in traditional building trades.

Both Tregunnel Hill and Nansledan are underpinned and governed by a detailed sustainability strategy, first published by the Duchy in 2009.

This includes a commitment to use locally sourced materials wherever possible, including Cornish slate and granite, and to create a sense of place through regionally distinctive architecture.

An example of this is the use of Cornish slate from the Trevillet slate quarry near Tintagel in North Cornwall, which has already taken on more staff to meet demand from Tregunnel Hill and Nansledan.

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Poundbury

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