Coastline Housing has officially marked the start of a project that will bring 26 new affordable homes to a site in St Columb.
Supported by funding from Homes England, the Cornwall-based social landlord will be providing 15 homes for affordable rent and 11 for shared ownership on land at Station Road.
Project partners celebrated works getting underway with a socially distanced commemorative photo that saw Mayor Paul Wills and other local town councillors invited on site.
The homes, which will be a mixture of one-bedroom flats and two- and three-bedroom houses, are due to be completed in March 2022.
A separate Coastline Housing development at Hawkens Way in St Columb is already nearing completion.
The site comprises 28 new affordable homes, and residents are due to move in in the summer.
Both schemes will be built by South West based contractor EBC Partnerships.
The developments have been supported by St Columb Major Town Council, with councillors keen to engage with Coastline and bring new affordable homes to local families and individuals who want to stay in the area.
Allister Young, CEO of Coastline Housing, said: “The last 12 months have been difficult for many communities in Cornwall, but Coastline’s commitment to building a great future for Cornwall has remained.
“We are just about to finish some new homes at Hawkens Way, so it was great to be able to celebrate starting on site with a new scheme of much-needed affordable homes in the town.
“We’re really grateful to the town council and local people who have helped and supported us in getting to this stage.”
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