Cornwall Council has won £5.7 million of Government funding which will be used to unlock the redevelopment of Hayle Harbour North Quay, creating 583 new homes and commercial premises.

The money, from the Government's Housing Infrastructure Fund, will go towards building road access to support the delivery of 580 homes and commercial development on the north side of the harbour.

Another £2.3 million is coming to Cornwall to help regenerate 500 acres of former china clay land create a garden village near St Austell with 1,500 homes, a primary school, leisure facilities and employment space.

Cllr Andrew Mitchell, Cornwall Council cabinet member for homes, said: “I’m delighted to welcome this funding. The highly competitive bidding process saw the Government assess each project on its strategic ambition, benefit to cost ratio and deliverability so the success of our bids shows confidence in the economic and housing strategies developed by the council to unlock housing development and boost economic growth in Cornwall."

Cornwall councillor for Hayle North John Pollard added: “This is great news. Cornwall Council has been responsible for improving the area around North Quay over the last few years and gaining this award from Government should unlock the further development and provision of housing which has never been advanced.

"We need to avoid piecemeal development in this area and its vital that Cornwall Council takes the lead in the use

of this money to further boost the opportunities of a prosperous future for Hayle.”

Bob Egerton, Cornwall Council cabinet member for planning and economy, said: "This is very welcome news. As a council, we have ambitious plans to bring forward housing developments that have not been delivered by the private sector. This financial support from the government will enable us to deliver housing that the residents of Cornwall need.”