Housing Needs Survey
Local charity, Cornwall Community Land Trust, has been working closely with a local Housing Working Party for the last 18 months. The Working Party includes representatives from Redruth Town Council, Redruth Neighbourhood Development Plan, Cornwall Community Land Trust and local Cornwall Council Ward members Cllr Connor Donnithorne and Cllr Barbara Ellenbroek.
The Working Party has identified a potential site in Treskerby and would like to gauge local need and gather views. This will help us in the planning and shaping of a project and to meet that need.
A report of survey results will be produced. Copies will be provided to the Housing Working Party, Redruth Town Council and to Cornwall Council’s Affordable Housing Team. The Housing Working Party will continue to consult on its proposals to deliver a small development of 9 affordable homes to meet local need. Please see below the proposed siting location and site plan for the proposed development.
We encourage residents to complete the survey online (click button below).
Please complete by 30 August 2022.
We welcome opinions as well as expressions of need. So we’d be pleased to hear from all local residents, including former former residents from the Redruth area, especially those with a longstanding link to the Treskerby and Mount Ambrose area.
If you would be interested in supporting the work of or joining the Treskerby Homes for Locals Project we would be pleased to hear from you.
Thank you in anticipation of your assistance.
Cornwall Community Land Trust
On behalf of Treskerby Homes for Locals Project
Newlyn Housing Working Party working with Cornwall Community Land Trust
A community-led project to provide 29 all-affordable homes for local people; Land ENE of Chywoone Farm, Newlyn.
Planning application - PA21/03460
Newlyn Housing Working Party
The Newlyn Housing Working Party(HWP) came together in early 2018 to address the significant and worsening unmet housing problems in the town and invited local charity Cornwall Community Land Trust (CCLT) to assist in bringing forward a scheme to help address this. Members included representatives from Penzance Town Council, the Penzance NDP Chair, and local residents from the town, including members of the Gwavas Residents Association. Rev Julyan Drew was also part of the group and was asked to Chair the HWP. He was pleased to offer his support and to undertake this role however, regrettably due to ill health this was not possible. Lisa Ellis and Angela Davis have Co-Chaired the project throughout and have provided quiet but effective and determined leadership.
The HWP and CCLT undertook a broad search for potential sites around the town. Options were few. If the project were to achieve the ambition of both the HWP and of CCLT, and to deliver an all-affordable scheme at a scale sufficient to make the project viable, sites would be difficult to find. After considering a number of options the HWP agreed to go ahead with this site, which is now the subject of this planning application. The HWP has since heard from opponents of the project that they believe there are more suitable sites such as site PZ-H12 in the Cornwall Site Allocations DPD. Like the others, this site was significantly constrained and would have been open market led, providing an at best 30% affordable housing rather than the all affordable led scheme which CCLT and the HWP were determined to deliver, providing 100% affordable housing.
All-affordable, in perpetuity benefit for locals
As well as seeking a suitable site, the HWP supported CCL T's request to Cornwall Council to extend the Council's Local Plan "rural exceptions" policy (ie Policy 9) to the edge of towns as well as villages. Policy 9 - the "rural exceptions" policy - provides an opportunity for applicants to (as an "exception") be granted planning permission on sites which would normally be refused, providing that the purpose is to provide in perpetuity, all affordable homes which meet a demonstrable local need; and is on a site adjoining the community. This was also a policy which Penzance NDP has sought to establish. Indeed, it is on this basis that this application and this site is brought forward.
Cornwall Community Land Trust
Cornwall Community Land Trust is a locally-based charity with an outstanding national reputation as one the most successful Community Land Trusts (CLT) in the country. It has delivered nearly 300 affordable homes on 27 projects across Cornwall and on Scilly. It works to deliver projects through local communities; either helping to establish local CLTs and providing the professional support to enable them to deliver affordable homes, or by setting up a HWP and taking the risk on behalf of the community and delivering the homes itself and/or with its charitable development partners.
Like its previous projects, CCL T's most recent projects have all been all-affordable homes schemes - 16 homes (11 affordable rent and 5 shared ownership - in partnership with Coastline Housing) in Rame, Wendron, all for those in need within that parish; 18 homes
(10 shared ownership and 8 affordable rent - in partnership with housing charity Aster) in Duloe (on land leased from the Duchy of Cornwall); and 6 affordable rent homes at Ruan Minor (delivered and managed by CCLT - through a project planned and designed by a local parish CLT).
The Newlyn project is one of CCLT's latest pipeline of planned projects. It is the result of working with and supporting local communities to help address housing need in the context of the still worsening "housing emergency". It is an all-affordable project. In addition, CCLT has a proud record of high-quality construction standards, good space standards, good external space and parking standards in its planned neighbourhoods, high energy efficiency standards, use of renewable energy systems, biodiversity mitigation and enhancements (eg hedgehog highways, bat bricks, bee bricks, bird boxes, swift boxes etc) incorporated in to the fabric of the built environment and has a strong attention to detail.
CCLT is a charity, not for profit community benefit society governed by a Board of volunteers elected from its members (CLTs have an open membership from residents who live within its area of benefit - ie Scilly and Cornwall). It is regulated as a Registered Provider by the Regulator of Social Housing, by the Financial Conduct Authority, the Housing Ombudsman and is an Investment Partner of Homes England. CCLT is very fortunate to have Board members all of whom are current or recently retired senior professionals of significant standing in the housing and development sectors. It's appointed staff are highly motivated and qualified housing and development professionals who, in keeping with its charitable objects, are not provided any performance-related pay etc or anything which detracts from the Trust's charitable purpose.