Prout’s Corner – Affordable Housing & Community Orchard

This is Prout’s Corner, the home of Launceston CDT’s first affordable housing project.

Launceston CDT’s first ambition is creating sustainable housing for Launceston, and providing it to people with core links to our community.

Prout’s Corner isn’t your average housing project. We’re prioritising open public spaces, renewable energy resources (such as solar PV roofing and a ground source heat loop) and availability to local people.

AK Architects Ltd have put together a Design and Access Statement as part of the planning application. This is the visioning document for the project and goes into great detail. If you wish to view this please click the button below where you can also give us feedback on the design.

But don’t stop there! Are you interested in living in one of LCDT’s affordable homes? Let us know by clicking on the ‘Interest Indication’ button below.

Prout’s Corner will also have a community orchard for the whole town. The landscaping for this is being done by another successful social enterprise, Newquay Community Orchard.

Prouts Corner will not only provide families with a new affordable home in the heart of Launceston but will provide a space for the whole community in the form of an open orchard. LCDT are working with the organisation Urban Biodiversity CIC to provide a safe and tranquil environment for all. As part of the work Urban Biodiversity are doing, we want to reach out to the local groups that may find benefits in being able to connect to nature for health and wellbeing.

Examples of these groups include:

  • Horticultural therapy
  • Wildlife groups
  • Walking groups
  • Mental health support
  • Bereavement support
  • Carers support group
  • Physical and mental wellbeing

We are looking for organisations that are interested in bringing groups to Prout’s Corner Community Green to run group activities in the future.  

If this is something you are interested in hearing more about or you would like to register your organisations interest in being a user of this space please use the links below.

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