Work is to begin on the first phase of what developers hope will be almost 300 new homes near a Cornish town.

Housing developer Salboy said it had now completed the takeover of a development site at Tuckingmill, close to Camborne, and will soon be starting on the construction of the first part of what it plans to be 278 new homes, subject to planning approval. 

Planning permission has already been granted for the first phase of 77 homes and work is due to begin this summer.

The development will include a range of two, three and four bedroom properties, which will be positioned as starter and family homes. The full unit breakdown is yet to be finalised.

Simon Ismail, MD of Salboy said: “This scheme will be bringing some much-needed housing to the area and is part of our wider plans in Cornwall, which also include our Narrowcliff project in Newquay and The Garrack retirement properties in St Ives.

“The site at Tuckingmill has had planning approved for housing for some time and we’re really pleased to announce that we’ve completed the purchase and can finally get construction started."


Aerial view of the development site at Tuckingmill Picture: Duncan Scobie

Aerial view of the development site at Tuckingmill Picture: Duncan Scobie


The site, which is a brownfield just south of Pendarves Street, is included in the Tuckingmill Framework, which was first submitted to Cornwall Council in 2010.

The company said the scheme, which it plans to complete in several phases, will aim to deliver a mix of open market and affordable homes – the full details of which will be available soon, it added.

DOMIS, the sister construction company of Salboy, will be the lead contractor on the development and has already started to approach local suppliers and trades. It is also planning to host a ‘meet the buyer’ event to further connect with local labour for its numerous upcoming projects in Cornwall.

Mr Ismail: “We’re very aware of the need for good quality housing in Cornwall and hope this development in Tuckingmill will help to ease some of the pressure on the market as a result of the housing crisis."

More information on Salboy and its work in Cornwall can be found on its website