Croft Mear, Pendeen
Cllr Sue James, founding Trustee and on-going Chair, outside one of the terraces built at Croft Mear, Pendeen, as it neared completion in 2015. Housing Market conditions changed between our obtaining planning consent and completion so, only 3 of the homes were originally sold to 1st time local buyers and 5 were purchased by Cornwall Council for local rent.
The other photos show the housing as it is today, with the residents and Land Trust working together to maintain the open spaces.
We are at the early stages of working with Agile Properties to make a planning application for 3 homes for local people in the disused area of Lafrowda Close. The outline sketch shows how these might be laid out, with planting. Due to a successful bid for Community Capacity Funding, through Cornwall Council, Agile Properties have started commissioning the necessary surveys towards submitting a planning applications and to ensure the project is viable.
We will start talking with local people in need of homes and those living near the proposed homes, to take on board their views, as soon as we know we have a potentially viable scheme. This will be a very different approach to providing housing and, aware of the sensitivities of our landscape, we hope this small pilot site will enable local people and planners to assess whether we can support more homes like these, in our local community.
We hope during 2024 we can progress to talking with you about our hopes for this site and you will support us in our journey through planning. If you want to explore what Agile do, here is a link to their website: Agile Properties
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