New Council homes for local people in Cornwall

18 new Council homes in St Anns Chapel, Gunnislake will soon be ready for new tenants to move in. The homes will be managed by Cornwall Housing and are for social rent. The homes will be advertised in phases on Cornwall Homechoice as they become available.

Cornwall Housing’s Development and Regeneration manager, Michelle Richards said, “We are really pleased with how these new homes are progressing. We have already been able to advertise four of the one-bed flats on Cornwall Homechoice for applicants to bid on. The homes are built to a high standard, and we know that fuel poverty is a real issue in Cornwall, so along with an efficient gas central heating system - all the homes are well insulated to ensure optimum energy efficiency.”

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The 18 new builds consist of:

  • 8 x 1 bed flats
  • 6 x 2 bed houses
  • 3 x 3 bed houses
  • 1 x 4 bed house

All properties will have an allocated parking space and small garden area.

Cornwall Council Cabinet Member for homes Andrew Mitchell, said,“Demand for decent social housing in Cornwall is very high, so I am pleased that these new Council funded homes will go some way to addressing that demand. The new homes in St Anns Chapel are not only of a high quality, but they will be set at a social rent for local people in Cornwall. We are looking forward to having all 18 new properties completed with tenants settling in and making a home.”

Nick Cross, Interim Operations Director for Cornwall Housing said: “This development is another successful example of working together to positively address the needs of local people registered on Homechoice. However, we recognise that Homechoice may not be a realistic solution for everyone, as social housing has to go to those in greatest need. People who may struggle to access housing on Homechoice may not be aware of the many other options that are available to them.”

The bidding for these homes is open on Thursday 10 August when 2 x 1 bed flats and 2 x 2 bed houses will be advertised on Cornwall Homechoice. For more information, there is a dedicated page on our website about these new homes and details of when they will be advertised.

The Cornwall Housing Facebook page will post information as and when each phase is completed and ready to be advertised on Cornwall Homechoice.

Story posted 14 July 2017