Nansledan is a 540-acre extension to the coastal town of Newquay on the north coast of Cornwall in South West England. The name is Cornish for ‘broad valley’.
It is being led by the Duchy of Cornwall, which owns most of the land that will make up Nansledan. The Duchy is a private estate established in 1337 which funds the public, charitable and private activities of the Prince of Wales and his family.
Over time Nansledan will evolve into a community of more than 4,000 homes supporting a similar number of jobs. It will include its own shops, school and public spaces, helping to meet the future needs of Newquay in a complementary and sustainable way.
An urban extension at Nansledan to meet the future needs of Newquay and strengthen and diversify the local economy had been earmarked by the local authority for more than 20 years.
Most of the land at Nansledan is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. In 2004 the Duchy commissioned the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community to conduct an Enquiry by Design public consultation over six months to ask local people what they wanted to see at Nansledan and to inform the masterplan.
The Duchy then formed a consortium with three regional building companies to ensure that delivery of Nansledan is in accord with the masterplan and supporting design statement, both of which were formally endorsed by Cornwall Council in 2011.
Detailed planning permission for the first phase of Nansledan, called Trewolek, was granted by Cornwall Council in 2012. This was for 126 new homes, employment space and the first part of the Newquay Strategic Route. This is a new road that will traverse Nansledan. It will ease local traffic and form a key link to the Aerohub Enterprise Zone at Cornwall Airport Newquay.
Cornwall Council unanimously resolved to approve outline planning permission for the heart of Nansledan in 2013. This included 800 new homes, a new primary school, a high street with local shops, business space, recreation field, orchard, allotments, and a new bridge over the Chapel stream that crosses the site. Further detailed planning applications for other phases have followed.
Construction on Trewolek, the first phase of Nansledan, began in early 2014.