The Duchy of Cornwall NansledanÂ site is a new housing development near the Cornish coastal town of Newquay. The site is testimony to Prince Charles' vision for the built environment, developments that should enhance the quality of life for residents, bring about a sense of community and a pride in where people live. This vision also includes a return to a more sustainable development and to that end Duchy estates are including many measures within Nansledan that cater for biodiversity. The period style townhouses have integral nesting sites for swifts, consideration is given to planting so that there are edible streets and provision of allotments for residents, and they are working closely with Newquay Orchards, to whom they gifted several acres of land on the western edge of Nansledan, part of a network of green spaces which will permeate the site. Properties will also include bee bricks and blocks, supplied by Green&Blue. It seems somewhat fitting that bee bricks are being used on the Duchy development several years after winning the innovation award from the Soil Association, of which Prince Charles is the patron. Bricks will be used throughout the 540 acre Newquay extension which aims to evolve into it's own community of more than 4000 homes with it's own school, church and high street. The first bee bricks are already on site within homes being built by CG Fry and will soon be seen across the site under the other developers working on the project, Wainhomes and Morrish builders. We will bring you more images when we have them and if you find yourself in Newquay then do go and visit the site, it is a truly inspiring development and should certainly be heralded as a flagship way of working and putting consideration for residents at the heart of construction.