RESIDENTS are being invited to have their say on plans to build new homes for local people on the site of the former council offices in St Austell.

Treveth propose to construct 180 homes on the site in Penwinnick Road, which will be affordable and open market rental properties, as well as homes to buy.

Supported by the provision of a small local commercial centre on site, job opportunities will be created as part of the mixed-use scheme consisting of one, two, three and four bed properties.

Green spaces will also feature in the future design for the site, retaining and enhancing those from the now demolished, former Cornwall Council offices.

Residents are invited to attend an informal drop-in session to meet the team who will bring forward the scheme, which will be held at The Cornwall Hotel on Pentewan Road on Wednesday, June 12 between 2pm and 7pm.  Designs for the scheme, which are currently evolving, will be shaped by feedback from the community and stakeholders over the coming months prior to the submission of a planning application for the site.  

Emma Rodgers, the senior development manager at Treveth, said: “We’re looking forward to regenerating this 3.7ha site through the delivery of a mixed-use scheme incorporating both residential and commercial properties.

“Over the coming months we’ll actively engage with the general public and key stakeholders, enabling our team to build a richer understanding of the needs of the local community. Providing invaluable knowledge, this process will help to inform the plans for the scheme, enabling us to deliver proposals that regenerate this important part of St Austell for the benefit of Cornish residents choosing to live and work in the local area.”

The informal drop-in on June 12 will be the first of several events prior to the submission of the planning application for Penwinnick Road later this year.

A Treveth spokesperson added: “Dates for public consultation events about the planning application, where local residents can receive more information and have a say about the regeneration of the area, will be announced later in the year.

“Since its launch in 2019, Treveth has been building high-quality new build homes, sustainable communities, and commercial developments in partnership with Cornwall Council to directly benefit people who live and work in Cornwall.

“The new residential properties at Penwinnick Road will be prioritised for locals who live, work or have family connections in the immediate vicinity of St Austell, discouraging second home ownership.

“Playing its part in shaping Cornwall’s communities and places to positively benefit local people living and working in Cornwall, Penwinnick Road is the latest scheme to be brought forward by the B Corp accredited Cornish developer, and the first for Treveth in the town of St Austell.”