New Lanner homes ready by 2014
7:00am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
Work has started on a controversial housing scheme which will see 25 new affordable homes built in Lanner, despite protestations from the parish council.
Coastline Housing is behind the development which will include 19 homes to be let at an affordable rent and six to be shared ownership.
Claiming there is only a need for 11 new homes in the village, Lanner Parish Council had appealed to the High Court in an attempt to quash the planning permission granted by Cornwall Council, but this was rejected.
Robert Nettleton, chief executive at Coastline Housing, said this week: “We are delighted to be commencing construction of these much needed homes for local people. There are many people in the area who have been waiting for these properties and have had to endure a year's delay but, with construction starting shortly, we expect the homes to be ready for occupation in early 2014.”
Coastline Housing is working with construction firm Halsall to build the properties which will be a mixture of two, three and four-bed homes, along with some bungalows.
Michelle Foster, director of development at Coastline Housing, added: “We are extremely proud to be developing these homes, and would like to thank everyone who has supported us prior to reaching this stage.
“The fact that this development will include a number of shared ownership homes is also incredibly important. These will provide a genuine step-up onto the property ladder for local people who are no doubt contributing a great deal to their community and the local economy, but still cannot afford to buy a home of their own.”
Construction will be financed by £550,000 Homes and Communities Agency funding, £125,000 of Cornwall Council funding and over £2m of private finance and reserves raised by Coastline Housing.