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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.

Truro

The Truro Eastern District Centre is a partnership project with Cornwall Council and Waitrose on Duchy-owned land on the eastern side of Truro in Cornwall. It is located opposite the Duchy’s award-winning Belvedere development of 25 homes, completed in 2007.

Penair Close in Truro, Cornwall

The project aims to meet a number of local needs, including: a new 1,350-space park and ride facility to reduce congestion and cut carbon emissions in the city; a household waste recycling centre to encourage more sustainable living; a Waitrose store and adjoining Cornish food hall selling local produce; 98 new homes (of which 34 will be classed as affordable); and an energy centre.

The project will create an estimated 210 jobs and cut traffic entering the city from the east by 15 per cent. It will also encourage sustainable food production by promoting and selling Cornish food and drink.

In line with the Duchy’s principles of sustainable development, the scheme includes a commitment to use locally sourced materials wherever possible, including Cornish slate and granite, and a number of habitat enhancements including the planting of 6,000 trees on site.

Work is expected to start before the end of 2013.

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Poundbury

Poundbury

Poundbury is an urban extension to the Dorset county town of Dorchester, built on the principles of architecture and urban planning as advocated by The Prince of Wales in ‘A Vision of Britain’.

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Dartmoor & Princetown

Dartmoor & Princetown

Most of the 27,300 hectares that make up Dartmoor have been owned by the Duchy since its creation in 1337, and in modern times it is agriculture rather than mineral extraction that dominates the use of the land.

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Hereford

Hereford

The Hereford Estates incorporate The Guy's Estate and The Cradley Estate, the latter purchased in 1991 from The Mercantile and General Reinsurance Company.

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