We hand over land for Falmouth community space and cemetery extension

Date: Thursday 01 October 2020


Our Exeter team has handed over six acres of land to Falmouth Town Council for a cemetery extension and to St Budock Church to help create a new space for community use.
The land transfer is part of our planning obligations for our Chy An Dowr development in Falmouth. We also paid over £73,000 towards the construction of an off-site cycle path, which is now complete, as well as £15,000 towards local Special Areas of Conservation.
Richard Harrison, Land and Planning Director for Taylor Wimpey Exeter, said: “It’s vitally important that we are able to improve local infrastructure and create new community facilities wherever we build new homes. We are delighted to have completed the transfer of land to Falmouth Town Council and we are pleased that part of it will be available for community use. We hope that our positive contributions to the local community will be felt for many years to come.”
Cllr Steve Eva, Mayor of Falmouth, said “I am very pleased that this has been delivered. Cemetery land, whilst crucial for our communities, can be increasingly difficult to source and the partnership with Taylor Wimpey means that the Council can continue to provide cemetery land so our local residents can be buried locally if that is their wish.”
Cllr John Bastin said: “I would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for making the gift of this land. Right from the beginning of planning discussions this was their intention, and it underlines their willingness to support local communities. I had a good working relationship with the site manager throughout construction, which again highlights Taylor Wimpey‘s commitment to working positively with the communities in which it builds.”