A CONSULTATION has been launched on a proposal to build 15 affordable homes in a stunning location in a village across the water from Falmouth.

Cornwall Council is proposing to build the homes on land off Tregew Road, Flushing after the Cornwall Council’s Housing Delivery and Development team were tasked with delivering new affordable homes in areas with local housing need.

Falmouth Packet:

A montage of the proposed homes. Image Cornwall Council

The council has set up a website so people in the parish can get an early view of the design proposals for the development - and to explain how the council’s planning process will work.

People can also learn more about how to register their interest in renting or part-buying one of the homes.

In 2019, Mylor Parish Council approached Cornwall Council for help in providing genuinely affordable homes in the parish for local residents. This site, along the one road into Flushing was selected as the best, available option for future development.


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The council says these are early days in the planning process and this initial plan for the layout of the site may change as work on the final design progresses. The site is identified in the draft Neighbourhood Development Plan as a suitable location for affordable housing development.

Falmouth Packet:

An aerial view of the site. Image Cornwall Council

The proposed development would be for 100% affordable housing, with a mix of social rented and shared-ownership homes, available to qualifying households in perpetuity.

In May 2021, Cornwall Homechoice says it had 55 local households registered that they were looking for an affordable home for rent in the parish. Similarly, the local Help to Buy register identified ten households looking to buy an affordable home in the parish.

All affordable homes in Cornwall are let through the Cornwall Homechoice system. It is operated by Cornwall Housing on behalf of Cornwall Council and ensures that homes are allocated in a fair and transparent way.

The council is looking for the views of local residents to take into account during the planning process: "The prospect of new homes being built close to existing properties; or on nearby open-land can often prompt a sense of concern amongst local residents," it says on the website.

"Sometimes it’s welcomed - sometimes not. The key thing is that all of the issues that guide and inform the planning process are properly considered when deciding whether or not to grant planning permission.

"Concerns highlighted by local residents during the early stages of planning can result in important changes being made to the design and layout of the site."

All the written feedback received will be reported to the project’s design team and submitted to Cornwall Council as part of a future planning application.

The consultation can be found here