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West Carclaze, St Austell

Eco-Bos CEO says he is confident garden village will surpass expectations.

Conceived as a 5,000-home development, the scheme built on a 500-acre former clay works at West Carclaze will now comprise 1,500 homes so that it can be more environmentally friendly. However, the scheme has attracted criticism from some local councillors for departing from its original eco-town concept in favour of a much smaller scheme.

Speaking publicly for the first time about the scheme to Property Week, Eco-Bos’ chief executive, Maher Maksoud, says he is confident the eventual West Carclaze scheme will surpass the expectations of local people.

Eco-Bos is a JV between local clay and minerals firm Imerys and Swiss-based firm Orascom Development Holdings. It was set up to develop the Imerys ex-mining sites into affordable housing schemes suitable for local buyers.

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