Council Houses are being built in Cornwall

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People with a local connection to Goonhavern are now able to bid on new Cornwall Council homes for rent.

The 23 new homes at Marshfield Close will be available for bidding online at Cornwall Homechoice from today, Thursday 12 October.

Built by Kier and managed by Cornwall Housing, the homes were funded by Cornwall Council as part of its new build programme, which aims to see 1,000 council homes delivered over 4 years across Cornwall.

The 23 new homes provide a mix of accommodation options for single people through to families and include:

4 x one bedroom flats – maximum 2 persons
10 x 2 bedroom houses – maximum 4 persons
6 x 3 bedroom houses – maximum 5 persons
2 x 3 bedroom houses – maximum 6 persons
1 x 4 bedroom house – maximum 7 persons
Cornwall Housing’s Director of Operations Nick Cross recently visited the site to see how the development was coming along. He said: “We are really pleased that these 23 new homes will soon be ready, and ahead of schedule, for the first tenants to move in and call home.

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“A lot of work has gone into the design and build, with energy efficiency one of the key considerations to help tackle the issue of fuel poverty.”

Andrew Mitchell, Cornwall Council’s cabinet member for Homes said,“These new homes are another positive example of Cornwall Council and Cornwall Housing working together to build and acquire quality homes for the people of Cornwall.

Andrew Mitchell
Cllr Mitchell – Portfolio Holder for Housing

“There is a high demand for social housing across the Cornwall and I am pleased that these new homes will go some way in providing affordable accommodation for those with a local connection to the area.”

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The new street name was chosen from a number of suggestions submitted by the public.

Construction on the new homes commenced in January 2017 and has a completion date for the first week in December 2017. Though it is expected that that the homes will now be ready 2 weeks ahead of schedule.

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