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SUMMER ENGAGEMENT & TOUR OF BRITAIN FAMILY FUN DAY

25 August, 2021

We are very excited to welcome the Tour of Britain coming through Truro and to celebrate, we’re inviting you to join us at the Pydar Pop-Up at 8 St Clements Street where we are hosting a fun filled family day of free activities for people of all ages while we cheer on the cyclists as they whizz past our shop window!  There is also an opportunity to check out the latest Pydar proposals and the team will be available to answer any questions you may have. 


We’ll be featuring:

  • Free activities for kids like drawing, and other creative activities

  • Free snacks and locally made refreshments 

  • Protection from the weather in case of heat or rain

  • Covid-safe precautions 

  • A place to relax and learn about Pydar

  • And an up-close view of the famous race!


This forms part of our summer engagement week, where we will be setting up residence once again in the Pydar Pop-Up to share information and answer your questions about the latest development plans for Pydar. Our project team will be on-site and available to chat on:


  • Tuesday 31 August: 10:00am to 4:00pm 

  • Wednesday 1 September: 10:00am to 4:00pm 

  • Thursday 2 September: 10:00am to 4:00pm 

  • Friday 3 September: 10:00am to 4:00pm 

  • Tour of Britain Family Day on Sunday 5 September 11:00am to 4:00pm  


The Pydar development, located next to the town centre in the heart of Truro, is vital to the long-term health and prosperity of the city by providing much needed affordable housing, new walking and cycling paths, and improving biodiversity along the River Allen. For more information about our Tour of Britain Family Day or the Pydar project and how you can have your say, visit pydar.co.uk, email pydar@cornwall.gov.uk, or follow @PydarTruro on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

 

PYDAR WINS BUILDING WITH NATURE ‘DESIGN AWARD’

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17 August, 2021

The Pydar proposal is the first development in Cornwall to be recognised by this prestigious award for excellence in sustainability and high-quality green infrastructure. Building with Nature, an organisation dedicated to supporting sustainability in place-making, noted that the Pydar scheme presents an, “innovative and committed approach to multifunctional green infrastructure at the street scale, as well as sustainable drainage, to truly ensure this site will remain resilient to the impacts of climate change, including flooding.”


The scheme will contribute to the Council’s aims to be net carbon-neutral by 2030 by delivering 60 per cent of its power needs through renewable sources of energy. A reduction in car parking will be offset by supporting new modes of sustainable transport, such as cycling, as well as electric vehicle charging and car club spaces throughout the development. 


Pydar will create new walking and cycling paths and open up access to the River Allen, which will encourage active and healthy lifestyles, as well as ensuring people and wildlife can benefit from movement through the site and out into the wider landscape. 


The Award body also noted, “the efforts made by the design team to retain as many of the existing green infrastructure features as possible, to optimise the site’s potential to add positively to the nature recovery network, creating links through the site, and out to green infrastructure assets in close proximity, including Victoria Park and the River Allen.”


Cornwall Council, Treveth Development LLP, PRP Architects, and Inner Circle Consulting are proud that the Pydar proposals have been recognised by the Building With Nature Design Award and look forward to sharing the sustainability and green benefits of this project with the public during our consultation days, running from 31 August to 5 September. The Pydar scheme is currently in the planning system with a decision due in mid-September this year.

For more information about this project and how you can have your say, email pydar@cornwall.gov.uk, or follow @PydarTruro on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.