Last updated: 31/01/2014
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Affordable Housing is one of the Council's highest priorities.
In 2011-12 the Council helped to deliver 787 new affordable
homes, despite the worsening economic climate. Affordable housing
remains a corporate priority. The Council and its partners have
recently approved a challenging housing investment plan to meet an
ambitious new target of delivering 1,000 affordable homes a year
over the next four years.
Housing need in Cornwall is high - have a look at Cornwall
Homechoice for up to date information on Housing Need in
The Council are currently seeking your views on a draft
Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). Planning
applications for new homes must contribute to the provision of
affordable homes for local people. The Council has produced draft
guidance on policy requirements for affordable housing. We would
welcome your views on this document.
The consultation is open for six weeks from Friday
31st January 2014 until Friday 14th March
2014 and is available to view here: www.cornwall.gov.uk/affordablehousingspd
Find out about the main types of affordable
View affordable homes in your area which are
available now, coming soon, under construction or future
There are a number of schemes in Cornwall
which aim to make buying a home more affordable. Find out
what is on offer and understand the different types of schemes
available which include HomeBuy, FirstBuy and NewBuy.
Building your own home can save you money
and affordable housing can also be self-built. Find out about
building plots, selfbuild groups, selfbuild skills and resources
and much more.
View the council's policies on affordable
housing and planning obligations.
View the housing investment plan
Frequently Asked Questions