Cabinet agree new houses for affordable sale or social rent in Gunnislake, Bodmin and Tolvaddon

The need for good quality affordable housing is at the top of the agenda for many local families.  The Council is committed to providing quality new homes and the Cabinet at their meeting this week (19 June 2019)  agreed to buy 22 new homes in Gunnislake and transfer over to the Council another 23 being built in Bodmin and Tolvaddon for social rent or sale .  All of these homes will only be available to people who have a local connection to those areas.

The 45 new affordable homes, which are all built to a high standard of energy efficiency, include a mix of one bedroom flats and 2 or 3 bedroom homes and will be let out at social rent levels or sold as shared ownership homes. 

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Twenty two of the new homes are on the Tamar Meadows development at St Ann’s Chapel with 12 of them expected to be available Spring 2020.  They are due to be available to buy by qualifying families at no more than 60% of the market value.    The next 10, including 7 for social rent and 3 for shared ownership – are expected to be ready by Spring 2021.

The other 23 homes, which are being built by the Council as part of the Cornish Contemporary Living developments in Bodmin and Tolvaddon, will see 15 for shared ownership across both sites and 8 for social  rent in Tolvaddon.  They are expected to be ready this summer. 

Andrew Mitchell, Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for homes said: “This is a practical demonstration of how we are serious about working with partners and the community to provide the right homes in the right place.”

“We are committed to using a range of measures, including building our own, or buying homes provided as part of a developers planning permission, so that high quality housing can be provided for local people to buy or rent at genuinely affordable prices.”


Story posted 21 June 2019