United Kingdom – A Vision for our Former Mining SitesImerys Minerals Ltd, with its Eco-Bos Eco-Community project, wishes to reinvigorate the mid-Cornwall clay area.
The plan is to create a series of exemplar,highly sustainable communities on 700 ha of Imerys-owned industrial land that is no longer required for operational purposes. The proposals incorporate all aspects of low carbon living from house and street designs to travel plans, greenspaceand food production areas.
The Eco-town status was granted to Imerys by the British Government in July 2009, being one of only four projects selected out of some sixty submissions nationwide. In May 2010 Imerys entered into a joint venture partnership with Orascom Development Holdings an international town development and operations group, forming a new company to take forward the planning and development of the former operationalsites. The joint venture, in whichOrascom has a 75% holding, has been named Eco-Bos, after the Cornish Word "Bos", meaning "Home".
A planning submission has been made for the first phaseon the site of a former kaolin quarry at Baal, near St Austell. (Cornwall, UK) and it is anticipated that a further planning submission will be made for the next phase at the redundant Par Harbour site also near St. Austell.
The project will take place in successive stages over more than 20 years.
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