A survey of local housing need was carried out by Cornwall Council’s Affordable Housing Team, on behalf of South Hill Parish Council, between 20th March 2023 and 30th April 2023.
The survey was sent to 225 households in the parish, and 65 responses were received – a response rate of 29%.
12% of respondents stated they were in need of affordable housing, 100% of which stated they had a local connection to the parishes. o 6 (75%) want to live Anywhere in the Parish o 2 (25%) want to live in Golberdon o 2 (25%) were interested in self-build housing
The survey identified 6 ‘hidden households’ that are not registered with Homechoice.
CORNWALL COUNCIL encourage all parishes to consider conducting a parish survey.
Parish and other housing need surveys:
Provide vital information about the housing need in an area
Help in planning new developments
Help to show the need for affordable housing
Help show the level of community support for new development.
Parish surveys can help to produce a Parish Plan, which sets out a vision for a parish.
Taken from the Parish Council report of the meetings held on 16 May 2023
Some details have been obtained of the application by the British Horse Society for bridleways. The application has now been validated by Cornwall Council with details viewable from the following link https://secure.cornwall.gov.uk/dmmo/web and search for WCA 823.
FROM OUR PARISH COUNCIL: HOUSING NEEDS SURVEY: It’s never been easy to buy or rent a home in Cornwall where prices are higher than average but wages are below average. The number of homes for rent has gone down in recent years because of the number of houses sold for second homes or for holiday rental. Thankfully in this parish, that has had minimal effect but it is still very hard for anyone who grows up locally to get a job which pays well enough to afford a home here.
As part of the Government’s Help for Households initiative, Go Cornwall Bus is participating in the nationwide £2 fare capping scheme for all single bus journeys across their network, until the end of March. First Kernow and Stagecoach are also taking part. All single journeys in North Cornwall are covered by the scheme!
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Work on Cornwall Council’s scheme to build 15 new affordable homes for local people in Callington is underway, with the first residents expected to move into their new homes in late 2023.
The new homes, which are being built at Urban Terrace, replace 10 council-owned and 5 privately owned homes built in the 1959’s. The properties had to be demolished following identification of Mundic, which was gradually making them structurally unsound.
The new scheme will provide 4 one-bedroom flats, 7 two-bedroom houses and 4 three-bedroom houses with gardens and parking. All the homes will be highly insulated and heated with low carbon air source heat pumps.
As well as providing the 15 new homes, the scheme will also include landscaping and tree planting, with bee bricks and bird boxes being used as part of the landscaping process to increase biodiversity.