Builders lay the foundation stones for 18 new homes

Over the New Year we were on site so see builders lay the foundation stones for 18 new homes we are building in Duloe.

The scheme at Jubilee Close in Duloe will provide 10 shared ownership homes and a further eight for affordable rent, and the 2 and 3 bedroom homes will be available only to people from Duloe or with a strong connection to the local area.

The site has been leased from the Duchy of Cornwall. It’s the first time we have worked with the Duchy in Cornwall.

The Duchy’s Deputy Land Steward,Chris Matthews said “We share the trust’s aim of creating homes which are integrated into existing communities and which give people a sense of pride in where they live.”

Our Development Manager Helen Downing has been overseeing the project in Partnership with the Aster Group, a developer with a strong sense of corporate responsibility to  build high quality family homes.

She said: “In Cornwall ‘affordable housing’ is more often than not delivered as a small proportion of homes shoehorned into a larger housing scheme as part of the developer’s obligations to meet planning guidelines.”

 “One of the best ways to combat the housing crisis in Cornwall is by communities taking house building into their own hands. Our trust works with locals to secure the land, the funding and the building of homes. The homes are then rented below the market rent or bought at a genuinely affordable price, an importantly can only be sold at a below-market value to local first-time buyers.”

The development is due to be completed by January next year.