Pydar is a great opportunity to protect and improve existing green spaces as well as creating a well-connected community that is adaptable, resilient and fit for future living.

The development of Pydar is a great opportunity to repair the damaged townscape and replace with a sympathetic development that protects and improves existing green spaces and celebrates the links to the river, Carvedras Viaduct and Truro Cathedral.

Pydar will promote and protect the local environment by:

  • improving physical and digital connectivity;
  • conserving heritage assets;
  • constructing streets and courtyards;
  • increasing biodiversity and creating new habitats;
  • using water in creative, innovative and efficient ways;
  • designing energy efficient buildings;
  • providing infrastructure for EV charging; and
  • supporting e-bike and e-car clubs.

Proposals being developed as part of the masterplan include creating a new riverside park with a high-line walk, nature trails and developing new and improved links between Pydar and the city centre, local parks and the surrounding countryside.

The emerging plans are designed to encourage the creation of multi-use green spaces for use by all ages which will support the growing of food and flowers to help draw wildlife from the parks and the River Allen into the community gardens and squares throughout the year.

The project is also committed to minimising pollution by making Pydar a zero food waste site, with potential proposals including using food waste as compost for community orchards and gardens, and roof gardens and producing food on the site.

Environmental standards for buildings on the site will include reduced energy consumption, water efficiencies and use of renewable and low carbon technologies.

Climate Change

Following the Council’s decision to create a Climate Emergency we are working with partners to ensure that Pydar is a well-connected community that is adaptable, resilient and fit for future living.

This means future proofing the design so that it works for the next 30 plus years, with a focus on constructing low energy and low cost homes, promoting sustainable transport and increasing biodiversity by improving existing habitats and creating new ones.

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