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Affordable Housing Enabling Toolkit

Providing local needs housing on suitable sites creates balanced communities, breathes fresh life into rural villages and can help ensure that local people can stay in their community, whatever their age or circumstances. Cornwall Council’s affordable housing service works with parishes across Cornwall and helps communities get together to assess need, find and choose sites and to deliver local needs housing. 

There is a guide and a number of resources available as part of a toolkit to help you through the process. The guide outlines a five stage process:

  1. Getting Started
  2. What’s the Need
  3. Finding Sites
  4. Selecting a Site
  5. Delivery

Read the Affordable Housing Enabling GuideThis gives step-by-step guidance on how to carry out the tasks within each stage.

For help undertaking these tasks there are resources available as part of a toolkit on the Affordable Housing Enabling Resources Page.

Our Local needs affordable housing in my community explains

  • the different types of affordable housing
  • how it can be provided
  • how to apply for it

If you can’t find what you are looking for, or need any advice or assistance, please contact the Affordable Housing team. 

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