Ruan Minor locals invited to come forward for new affordable homes

Local people with a strong connection with Grade Ruan Parish are encouraged to take a look at new homes which will be available for secure affordable rent from this spring. “Now’s the time to register your interest” say the local community charities which have been planning the development in recent years.

On Tuesday 2nd February at 5.30pm ,  Cornwall Community Land Trust in partnership with Grade Ruan Community Land Trust held an online ‘webinar’ event where the public could join and find out about 6 new 100% affordable homes currently under construction in Ruan Minor.  The event was held online via ‘zoom’ and lasted approximately one hour.  There will be a second online event on 16th February, also at 5.30pm.  Details of how to register are given below.

All of the homes will be for affordable rent. The one and two bedroom homes which are due to be completed by spring this year will be available on a priority basis to local people from Grade Ruan Parish or with a strong connection to the local area.

Cornwall Community Land Trust’s Chief Executive is Andrew George – a former MP for the area,  born and brought up on the Lizard. Andrew said “These will be fabulous, good size and energy efficient affordable homes. We’re very excited and proud to offer these homes to local families.

“If you don’t want to miss out, now’s the time to register your interest. We urge locals with a strong connection to Grade Ruan Parish (ie Ruan Minor, Cadgwith, Kennack Sands, Kuggar and area) who wish to apply for one of the affordable rent homes to register on Cornwall Homechoice now.

“We also warmly congratulate the volunteers of the local (Grade Ruan) Community Land Trust who have worked so hard to get this excellent project to the point of delivery. They have shown remarkable perseverance in the face of many challenges on the way to ensure the local community has succeeded in producing really good quality and affordable homes which will be controlled by the local community in perpetuity.”

Paul Collins, Chairman of Grade Ruan CLT, said “It’s taken us seven years to get this far but it’s exciting to see the homes slowly becoming reality and it will be wonderful to see them lived in by local people.”

The online events will give people the chance to look at floorplans and images of the homes and to ask questions of Cornwall Community Land Trust and Grade Ruan Community Land Trust.

To register for the online event on the 16th, please either call Cornwall Community Land Trust on 01872 243554 or email on .

Cornwall Community Land Trust would also like to extend its thanks to Cornwall Council and Homes England for providing Grant subsidy for these homes.