Homes for Cornwall partnership celebrate Rural Housing Week at new housing scheme in Madron

10 July 2018

More affordable homes for local people have been delivered as part of  Homes for Cornwall, an initiative between LiveWest, Cornwall Council, and Galliford Try Partnerships.  

The new development in Madron has delivered 24 new homes, including 3 shared ownership homes, 6 homes for affordable rent and 15 to be sold on the open market.  Residents moved into the new homes earlier this year and the development has enabled local families to stay in this beautiful rural area.

Housing associations and local authorities up and down the country celebrate Rural Housing Week (2 to 7 July) to highlight how new housing can breathe life into rural communities. Rural Housing Week promotes how rural housebuilding can be key to the survival of vital community assets and services, such as schools, post offices, and pubs.

Cornwall Council Portfolio holder for Homes, Andrew Mitchell, said: “Building the right kind of housing in the right place is a key commitment for this Council. Developments like this provide people with high-quality homes in a location they want, at a price they can afford. Madron is a great example of the Council working with other organisations to reduce our housing pressure and ensure families live comfortably in good quality affordable accommodation, which is one of the commitments we made to the people of Cornwall.”

Executive Director of Development at LiveWest, Russell Baldwinson, said: “The homes at Madron provide much needed rural housing for local people. The development is a great example of where rural housing has made a difference to local people, these homes have supported eight families to stay in an area where they have lived and will be contributing to wider services such as local schools and shops.”

As well as the development in Madron, Homes for Cornwall has completed developments in Wadebridge, Shortlanesend, and Blackwater, with another 21 affordable homes nearing completion in St Breward following a successful application by LiveWest for funding from Homes England (formerly the Homes and Communities Agency). Work has also started to develop the site of the former Cornwall Council offices at St Clare and on the Old Depot site, both in Penzance.

Managing Director Galliford Try Partnerships, Andrew Johnston, commented: “We are passionate about creating vibrant new communities. The considered design, quality build, and stunning views make this an exceptional rural scheme. The hard work and strong consultation with the local community have provided a stunning new development that we are extremely proud of and with the new residents settled into their homes, now is the time to celebrate them officially.”

Cllr Graham Tanner from Madron Parish Council said:  “This development has the support of the parish council and we’re especially happy to see the number of affordable homes for local people.”