The Housing Development Programme seeks to increase the number of affordable homes in Cornwall through direct delivery by Cornwall Council. The pilot schemes in Tolvaddon and Bodmin have successfully delivered high-quality homes with spacious contemporary interiors and low running costs. The lower density sites have been thoughtfully integrated into their environments using local materials, sustainable transport links to town centres and the creation safe external spaces, all designed to meet the specific needs of the local community.
The Housing Development Programme (HDP) pilot schemes demonstrate a financially and sustainable development model that provides attractive, high-quality affordable homes for local people.
The pilot schemes and wider project programme aim to:
– Increase the supply of new homes, especially for rent, to the local Cornish community where housing was previously lacking;
– Improve the quality and choice of housing including more energy-efficient and flexible homes;
– Provide homes that meet local community need and provide security of tenure.
The two pilot sites developed in Bodmin and Tolvaddon, have delivered 113 homes to rent or buy. The schemes, completed in Autumn of 2019, comprises mixed tenure dwellings of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom properties, with spacious modern interiors and private gardens. The private and shared external spaces promote health and wellbeing and a sense of openness which has positively contributed to the local areas.
Both sites have been designed to give residents of the scheme increased accessibility to local transport strategies and local amenities. This will go on to benefit the local economy through further employment and rental income.
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