Posted: 20.12.19 at 13:08 by The Editor
This week, new residents of The Coppers, the Council’s Contemporary Cornish Living development at Tolvaddon, were welcomed to a festive gathering in one of the brand new homes. Mrs and Mrs Carlyon, who have recently moved into their new home at The Coppers, dropped in. Mrs Carylon said: “My husband had his eye on these houses as they were being built. The house is very spacious with plenty of storage and it’s lovely to have a garden for our dog.”Mr Carlyon added: “We registered with the letting team and we were first on the list. Now, we’re completely happy. It’s everything we could have imagined and more.”The informal event was held to officially open the new development and welcome the residents who make up one of our newest communities. Cradling her son Dalton, Katrina said: “It’s lovely, amazing. We were living in Park Bottom and watched these houses being built so we’re really excited to move into one of the houses we fell in love with.”Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for homes Andrew Mitchell said: “It was great to meet some of the families who have moved in to The Coppers. The need for good quality affordable housing for local people is at the top of the agenda for many local families and we are committed to providing energy efficient homes with lower running costs, generous space and modern interiors to meet their needs.”Tracey and Darrin have recently moved in. Tracey said: “We’re privately renting. It’s quiet, spacious and the house really suits us. We’re looking forward to spending many happy years here with our family.”Jessica and her partner are also new residents. Jessica said: “This is our first home together and we’re really pleased with it. We’re renting and saving to hopefully buy one of the houses.”The 38 new homes at The Coppers have been delivered by Cornwall Council as part of its Contemporary Cornish Living scheme to provide attractive, high quality homes that people can afford in areas of high demand. The new homes have energy saving features which will reduce the cost of heating in the colder months and contribute to a reduction in the carbon footprint of the development.Open market sales, shared ownership and affordable rented options mean that there are opportunities for everyone to make a house a home.The development at Tolvaddon is one of two of the Council’s Contemporary Cornish Living pilot sites. The other, in Bodmin, is also completed with new residents moving in in time for Christmas. Between them, they deliver 113 homes with some for affordable rent or affordable sale, some for social rent and others for open market sale or market rent.Andrew Mitchell said: “Building homes ourselves as part of the Contemporary Cornish Living initiative, sits alongside other initiatives such as buying homes provided as part of a developers planning permission, so that much needed high quality housing can be provided for local people to buy or rent at genuinely affordable prices.”Twenty three of the homes, which have been built by the Council as part of the Cornish Contemporary Living developments in Bodmin and Tolvaddon, sees 15 for shared ownership across both sites and 8 for social rent in Tolvaddon.Andrew Mitchell adds: “We’re committed to delivering developments that reflect the needs of the local community. Cornwall needs more good quality homes, both to rent and to buy, and the market alone can’t meet this demand. Schemes such as this one in Tolvaddon sees the Council directly invest in and build attractive, high quality, ‘healthy homes’ that local people want to live in, with space, gardens, parking and which are well designed with low energy costs.”The Contemporary Cornish Living scheme is being rolled out to other sites across Cornwall with phase 2 of the Bodmin scheme and a new development in Newquay in the pipeline.People wishing to rent or buy one of the affordable homes must have a connection to Cornwall and already be living here. We don’t build homes for other local authorities to house their residents.Fine out more on the Cornish Home website.