Work start on homes behind Penryn supermarket
Work is underway on the first batch of 92 new houses and apartments being built on land off the Penryn Bypass.
The multi-million pound housing estate, called “Kernick Gate”, will make use of the Asda supermarket access road and be built on land behind the store.
The first three-bedroom houses are expected to be complete by April with a further 70 homes planned as part of the second phase of development.
Factories, offices, workshops or the like could also built on the estate as it boasts the potential for so-called “employment land.”
Mark Harvey, from Kernick Farm Ltd – which is leading the project alongside housebuilder Bovis Homes - said: “Kernick Gate will boost the availability of housing in the region and increase the choice for first time buyers and those looking to move to high quality contemporary houses.”
He said he was “delighted” to have the backing of funders The Co-operative Bank, whose senior corporate manager for the South West, Aled Morris, described the building work as an “exciting opportunity.”
“It could have profound effects in the area by improving access to housing and boosting the local economy,” Mr Morris said.
“We now look forward to working with everyone involved to help make these ambitious plans a success.”