Newlyn Housing Working Party came together to help local people in housing need in the Newlyn area. The Working Party includes representatives from Penzance Town Council, Penzance Neighbourhood Development Plan, Cornwall Community Land Trust, Gwavas Residents Association and others.

We would like to gauge local need and gather views.  This will help us in the planning and shaping of a project to meet that need.

A report of survey results will be produced. Copies will be provided to the Housing Working Party, Penzance Town Council and to Cornwall Council’s Affordable Housing Team.  The Housing Working Party will continue to consult on how it proposes to address that housing need.

We encourage local people to complete the Housing Survey online.


What is proposed?

Cornwall CLT is working on proposals to provide 23 new affordable homes for locals in St Dennis. We have kept local community leaders informed and consulted on the early stages. We now welcome wider community feedback before we proceed with a planning application.

The 23 affordable homes will be rented. Part of the deal with the landowner also requires 4 open market plots which will be in accordance with Cornwall Council’s affordable housing policy.

Who will be eligible?

Priority will be given to people in housing need with an established local connection to the Parish of St Dennis. An applicant will be considered ‘local’ if they have an established local connection in the basis of long term residence, past residence/upbringing, holding a job in St Dennis or through strong family connection.

What are we proposing to build?

No final decision has been made on the precise mix of houses. But it is anticipated that a balance of the following will be built:  4 x 1 bedroom homes; 2 x 2 bedroom bungalows; 10 x 2 bedroom homes; 7 x 3 bedroom homes.

How much will they cost?

Until the homes are nearing completion it is difficult to accurately predict the rent levels. However, there are guidelines we’re required to follow, including that the rent levels do not exceed housing allowance/benefit levels.

How to apply for a home….

Even if we proceed quickly we do not expect the new homes to be available until early 2024. However, even at this stage, if you are interested we would encourage you to register:

Cornwall Homechoice: or 0300 1234 161

Site Location

3D Visualisations

Closing date for responses will be Sunday 17th January 2021


Six Affordable Homes for locals in Breage Parish, - land off Wheal Vor Rd, Carleen

We’re pleased we are now able to restart a community-supported homes-for-locals project we regrettably were obliged to abandon five years ago.  Now we’d be pleased to hear from locals who’d be interested in the proposed new homes and also from locals who wish to comment on the proposals.

We would now welcome comments and advice on this proposal from local residents. We have of course consulted and will continue to consult local Councillors and would like to invite those who wish to support and help guide the project to join us in a small project Working Party. The Working Party will help shape the scheme and in an effort to maximise community benefit and expectations.

Please click the link below to fill in the questionnaire:

The designs are still at an early stage of design but please CLICK HERE to see a location plan and initial layout.  These will also be posted on local noticeboards, including outside Carleen Village Hall. If you have any questions about the proposal please email us on or write to our postal address below.

We encourage residents to complete a the short questionnaire (link above) however we will also be posting out a paper copy to households so please do not fill in both.

Please also encourage others, especially those in need who have a strong connection with Breage Parish.  

Please send your response to:
Carleen Affordable Homes Community Consultation, Cornwall Community Land Trust: FREEPOST RSAH-SJCY-SGLL, CRCC 2 Princes St. Truro. TR1 2ES.

The closing date for responses is Friday 22 January 2021.