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The development of a garden village with 1,500 homes on the outskirts of St Austell is moving forward with hopes that work can start by the new year.

Originally part of plans for an eco-community across a number of former Imerys china clay sites in and around St Austell and Par, the development is now a garden village at West Carclaze to the north of the town.

A briefing was given to councillors at County Hall on Wednesday (April 11) on how the plans are progressing and more details of the development.

The proposals already have outline permission but it was revealed that public consultation will start next month on the first phase of the major development.

Included in the first phase will be 350 homes, a school, community centre, leisure and retail facilities and public open space.

Following the consultation developer Eco Bos is looking to submit a detailed planning application for the first phase in June with an aim to have work start on the site by early next year.

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