Deal signed to build 150 homes in Cornwall, UK

9 June 2014 (Last Updated June 9th, 2014 18:30)

UK Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), Carillion-igloo and Coastline Housing have entered into a deal to build 150 new and affordable homes in Cornwall.

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UK Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), Carillion-igloo and Coastline Housing have entered into a deal to build 150 new and affordable homes in Cornwall.

The new houses will be located next to the Heartlands regeneration project at Trevenson Park, Pool.

Among the homes will be 50 to 60 custom-build plots, where people can buy a plot of land, choose a manufacturer and customise their own home.

The new homes will also have accommodation for older people.

HCA area manager Paul Britton said that this important project is continuing the successful regeneration of Trevenson Park, and transforming the former mining community with new homes, jobs and prosperity.

"The new homes planned for this site would make a significant difference to the area and the families who live there, and the custom-build element taps into a strong demand for people to design and build a home of their own," Britton said.

"Custom-build is ideal for the 67% of people who would not buy from volume house builders."

Carillion-igloo and Coastline are expected to submit the planning application for the wider scheme by the end of June.

Once the site is approved by Cornwall Council, construction of homes on-site will begin later this year, while the custom-build plots will be available for purchase from next spring.

Carillion-igloo custom-build head Jon Sawyer said that finalising this development agreement with the HCA and Coastline will kick-start an exciting new housing delivery model.

"Custom-build is ideal for the 67% of people who would not buy from volume house builders," Sawyer said.

"The customer can come to Carillion-igloo's plot shop, choose where they want to live on our site from our panel of home manufacturers and get independent mortgage advice. They can then work with their chosen home manufacturer to customise their dream home and will receive regular progress reports as their home is built for them."

Coastline Housing development manager Christine Coonan said that the 70 homes at Trevenson Park South will bring a significant number of affordable, high-quality homes to an area where demand exceeds availability.

"As the local landlord, we are determined to sustain great places for our own residents and their neighbours," Coonan said.


Image: The blueprint of the Cornwall's custom build housing scheme. Photo: courtesy of Homes & Communities Agency.