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Coastline Housing Resubmits A Planning Application For Affordable Homes At Lanner

By WBjridge  |  Posted: November 23, 2012

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COASTLINE Housing has submitted a fresh application for 25 affordable homes on the edge of a Redruth village.

The original application for development of land at Tresavean, Lanner is currently going through the High Court after being challenged by the parish council, which does not believe there is a need for so many affordable homes in the village.

With both sides awaiting the High Court judge's decision, Coastline has been forced to submit a fresh application in order to avoid losing £3 million of Homes and Communities Agency Funding.

The deadline for the money, which is crucial to the viability of the scheme, is March 2013.

Cornwall Council's housing portfolio holder councillor Mark Kaczmarek said: "I don't want people in Lanner to think this is an application for a second set of houses at Tresavean.

"This is an identical application to the original one, except that the housing need has now grown from 53 to 104 on the Home Choice register."

Lanner Parish Council's challenge has delayed the construction of the new homes by a year.

Coastline Housing has so far incurred costs in excess of £250,000.

 

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  • PaddyTrembath  |  November 23 2012, 10:58PM

    Droofguy, Coastline housing are a Housing association, that provide rental accommodation, although they do sell some properties. Hopefully, these houses will be the former.

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  • Droofguy  |  November 23 2012, 7:46PM

    Ooops, sorry, think I got my numbers mixed up here, it seems that the application is for 25 units, and it is the 'need' that has doubled, Sorry, but I'm still interested to know what they will be selling for as 'Affordable' housing.

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  • Slimslad  |  November 23 2012, 7:38PM

    "And if last year they were going to build 53 dwellings on the site, and the new application is for 104 on the same site" "This is an identical application to the original one, except that the housing need has now grown from 53 to 104 on the Home Choice register."" No, the "housing need" has risen, (more people are on the register as needing housing). Nort more house, just more people needing houses.

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  • Droofguy  |  November 23 2012, 6:26PM

    So, based on current 'average income' in Cornwall, and the banks & building society's current lending critieria, an 'Affordable home' would need to be on the market for between £50-80,000, Can the developers tell us what they anticipate these 104 homes will be placed on the market at ? And if last year they were going to build 53 dwellings on the site, and the new application is for 104 on the same site, I'm guessing they're not going to be very appealling to anyone who needs more than one bedroom, and doesn't have a cat they want to swing around.....(joke here, not suggesting any animal cruelty by potential owners)..

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