Active Launceston is a community wide initiative that brings attention to both the mental and physical health benefits of activity. We’re hoping to increase the levels of activity in the community by utilising the many sporting outlets Launceston has to offer – and exploring what assets would be most useful on the way to achieving that.
With what the world is currently facing, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a distressing impact and has put world-wide progress on hold. Going back to ‘normal’ cannot be the objective. We want more for our town and the villages around Launceston. Now more than ever, any form of activity is a sought-after commodity and the global drive for communities staying both active and connected is one that Active Launceston wishes to prolong.
In comparison to other towns, Launceston lacks accessible outside space and we recognise that this is a need that should be noticed. By unlocking and connecting the internal green thoroughfares we can form the ‘Lungs of Launceston’ – space for the whole community.
This is a long-term initiative and we won’t stop up until it happens, but our initial focus is on a few strategic sites that desperately need addressing as we emerge from this crisis.
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.
The planning application for Prouts Corner has been submitted and now we are looking to hear from the community. Before our application can be approved, we will need letters of support to be attached on the Cornwall Council Planning portal. If you have the time to comment on any or all aspects of our scheme it will be greatly appreciated. The planning application number is PA20/04442.
We have put together a template & summary of key features to be included within the scheme along with a visual walkthrough of how to use the Cornwall Council planning application portal, both are attached below. Please feel free to use these for your response if it proves useful. If you would like to hear about these points in more detail before you comment on the scheme, we have added the Design and Access Statement to our website – this is the visioning document for the scheme and goes into great detail: http://launcestoncdt.co.uk/our-projects/prouts-corner-launceston-das/
We’re incredibly excited about what Prouts Corner can do for our community but we can’t do it without our community. Have your say!
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:
Mental health 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.