Residents in Saltash will have the opportunity to have their say on a proposed new 1,000 home development A public exhibition will be held on Friday (January 10) and Saturday (January 11) for residents to learn more about the bold plans for a new development at Broadmoor Farm at Carkeel.
Developers Commercial Estates Group (CEG) are spearheading the new development, which already attracted hundreds of residents to a meeting held last summer. The company proposes a mixed use development of up to 1,000 homes between the A38 and the A388.
The public consultation will include updates on highways and transport, design, ecology and water management. It will also illustrate how the scheme incorporates employment, education and community facilities which include outdoor sports amenities, allotments, parks, orchards and forest gardens.
CEG said if it goes ahead the scheme could create up to 1,000 construction jobs for locals and would bring a total investment of £1.2 million to the town.
Ok we have the usual problems with this proposal:
- Saltash does not need 1000 new houses to meet local need
- The ‘extra’ employment and educational facilities are to meet the needs of the additional population!
- Allotments, parks, orchards and forest gardens – you dont need to build more houses to get those!
1,000 construction jobs for locals???? Really – how does that work then?
Now we have heard this one before and its just not true!
A closer reading of the blurb released by the Commercial Estate Group reveals that they estimated:
c. 1,000 Construction Jobs (person years)
What that means is that if the development took place in one year it would require 1000 workers, but if phased over 10 years it would require 100 workers! That’s a more realistic total!!! Not quite the jobs boom the initial report suggested!
And when houses are built there will 100 jobs lost!
Oh and what guarantee is there that even 100 people from Saltash would be recruited? None.