What is the Council doing to deliver affordable housing?

Cornwall Council has one of the highest delivery rates for affordable housing nationally.  

Under the 2017 Government's New Homes Bonus scheme, Cornwall was given £17.06 million - the second highest allocation in the Country after Tower Hamlets in London, reflecting the high levels of affordable housing delivery in Cornwall.

The figures below show the number of affordable homes which have been completed each year.  There are also some maps for recent years which show where these new homes can be found.

The annual Local Authority Housing Statistics Data records the full details including types of affordable housing by Local Authority area.

We work in a number of innovative ways to deliver new affordable homes in Cornwall:

The need for new housing of all tenures is high, and we have set ambitious delivery targets to reflect this. The combination of high house prices and lower than average wages, has resulted in thousands of households in need.  This is why we strongly support the provision of new affordable homes, as well as initiatives to support our partners in helping to meet this need – throughout Cornwall.

If your community would like to deliver affordable housing, please contact us at affordablehousing@cornwall.gov.uk 

Councillor Edwina Hannaford explains what the we are doing to deliver affordable housing in Cornwall.