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 Cornwall.
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 The Council has produced draft guidance on policy requirements for affordable housing.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