People considering taking up residence on Nansledan development in Cornwall will have to adhere to a list of 85 regulations
ByTelegraph Reporters13 September 2020 • 3:35pm
Prince Charles visited Nansledan, in Cornwall, to meet local residents and unveil a plaque for the development's new school in March CREDIT: Getty Images Europe
Prince Charles has banned washing lines, satellite dishes and caravans from his new development in Cornwall.
Anyone considering moving into his new Nansledan estate will have to adhere to a list of 85 rules. They cannot fly flags or use rotary washing lines, must keep bins out of sight unless on collection day and cannot have satellite dishes, plastic blinds or external drainpipes.
The list was revealed in the design and community code for the village, a 540-acre extension to the town of Newquay built by the Prince's Duchy of Cornwall.
It has raised eyebrows on Twitter, with urban planner Peter Kelly describing it as "pretty terrifying."
He wrote: "You're not allowed to repaint your house a different colour or fix a car on the drive... No flags in windows or on walls, satellite dishes, caravans, repairing of vehicles or washing lines allowed."
One reply said: "Of course you don't want people and their messy lives cluttering up the place and lowering standards by acts of self-expression. Whatever next, some form of community?"
Mr Kelly responded: "Oh, but they have coded for community. You see, there is an orchard for the little Duchy Sims to pick fruit."
The 35-page rulebook is a code for those moving into the town, which has been built using traditional Cornish methods.
The construction of Nansledan has used traditional local methods CREDIT: Ben Stansall/AFP
Those who choose to live there will also be banned from slamming doors, loud arguing, prostitution and drunkenness, according to the documents. Solar panels, bubbled skylights, porches and caravans will also not be allowed.
Because all the buildings are created using traditional methods, all stone and slate must be from a West Country quarry, with no red bricks allowed.
The rules have been created to "protect the character" of Nansledan, where traditional properties costing up to £500,000 echo 1930s architecture.
Sources said the rules were set by the Duchy of Cornwall, not by the Prince himself. Planning permission was granted for the latest phase of 265 homes in April.
Charles opened Nansledan's school - Skol Nansledan - in March. Nansledan means Broad Valley in Cornish. Planning permission was granted for the latest phase of 265 homes in April. In 2014, Prince Charles called for urbanists to "reconnect with traditional approaches" in an essay that laid out his vision for the future of architecture and planning.
In a 2,000-word essay for The Architectural Review, he said the old should mix with the new and nature should be at the heart of design, adding: "I have lost count of the times I have been accused of wanting to turn the clock back to some Golden Age.
"Nothing could be further from my mind. My concern is the future."
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