Have your say on the plans for new homes in Bodmin

We want to hear the views of Bodmin residents on the design and layout plans for the next phase of the Council’s Contemporary Cornish Living home building programme.

We’re holding a drop in event at the Council offices at Chy Trevail, Bodmin on Wednesday 26 June from 4pm to 8pm. Local residents can see the plans for phase 2 of the homes due to be built on the site of the former St Lawrence’s Hospital and give us feedback to inform the finalisation of the plans before we apply for final planning permission.

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The Council is committed to providing good quality homes for local people and its Contemporary Cornish Living scheme will provide attractive, high quality homes that people can afford in areas of high demand.  The new homes will have energy saving features which will reduce the cost of heating in the colder months and contribute to a reduction in the carbon footprint of the development.

The two Contemporary Cornish Living pilot sites – in Tolvaddon and on the first development site in Bodmin – are nearing completion and will between them see the delivery of 113 homes. Both those sites and this new one in Bodmin which will deliver 100 new homes, with 40 of those being affordable,  will have properties to rent or to buy.  They will provide a mixture of one, two and three bedroom homes with some for affordable rent or affordable sale and others for open market sale or market rent.

Previous community consultation events invited local residents to comment on the size and style of the homes to be built. The feedback from these events has shaped those developments and the new Bodmin Phase II homes that will be built on the remainder of the St Lawrence site.

Jacquie Gammon, Cornwall Councillor for Bodmin St Mary's said:  “As the division member for Bodmin, St Mary’s, I welcome this next phase of homes. Bodmin is an area with pockets of real deprivation, and this development will provide an opportunity to build homes that local residents will be able to afford to live in. It is my hope that the new builds will allow local people to both rent or buy these excellent properties which will also allow many of them to remain in the area they have been brought up so they can live near to loved ones. “ 

Andrew Mitchell, Cornwall Council’s cabinet portfolio holder for homes said: “We’re committed to delivering developments that reflect the needs of the local community.  Cornwall needs more good quality homes, both to rent and to buy, and the market alone can’t meet this demand.  Schemes such as this one in Bodmin sees the Council directly invest in and build attractive, high quality homes that people can afford in areas of high demand.  This is about providing good quality healthy homes that local people want to live in, with space, gardens, parking and which are well designed with low energy costs.”

The Contemporary Cornish Living scheme is being rolled out to other sites across Cornwall. 

More information about the Bodmin Phase II project, this event is on the  Contemporary Cornish Living page.


Story posted 24 June 2019