A spokesman for Maxis Developments, who have submitted one of the applications, said that these 'arcologies' are self-contained structures that are practically a city in their own right. Cllr. Derek Poldark pointed out that these structures can provide Truro's housing needs in a fraction of the footprint that traditional suburban
Based on plans submitted, here are the four proposed designs for the buildings:
|Koeswik, Lonchya, Aberplymm, Darko|
|The view from the Duke of Cornwall's private jet of the Truro area after completion of the project.|
The second of these, the Lonchya design, could be modified to provide a stadium under the dome on its upper deck.
Of course the new arcologies are expected to bring more visitors to Cornwall, therefore there is also a proposal for a new HS3 railway line to provide an alternative route to Dawlish in case of more storms:
|If the mid-Wales line between Dovey Junction and Birmingham were to be upgraded, this would provide access to HS2 and a reduced journey time to London.|