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News Archive > General > Bid goes in for homes scheme

Bid goes in for homes scheme

By Warren Wilkins 20th September 2017

Bid goes in for homes scheme
The proposed homes scheme on Henver Road.

PLANS to build an affordable housing scheme at a derelict site in Newquay have been put forward.

Coastline Housing, based in Redruth, proposes to construct 16 apartments and five houses at the vacant site on Henver Road, near the car wash, which previously accommodated two small hotels that were demolished more than seven years ago.

The scheme consists of a three- storey apartment building with an undercroft for parking and a terrace of five two-storey houses.

Newquay Town Council has no objection to the plans as the authority believes the scheme fits in with the existing streetscene, but asked whether the planning officer could investigate the loss of light to the neighbouring residential properties.

Concerns were also raised around the allocated 28 parking bays for the scheme.

Richard White, from Mitchell Architects Ltd, said: “Newquay has an extensive need for affordable housing and this site benefits from being on a major bus route and close to key amenities.

“The mix of these affordable homes will be for 16 apartments for affordable rent, eight of which will be single bedroom units and eight double bedroom units.

“Of the development 35% will be designated as affordable, which is the requirement for Newquay.

“However, the remaining open market homes will be occupied as affordable homes, and therefore Coastline is able to confirm 100% affordable occupancy. Coastline Housing is committed to providing affordable homes in Newquay through a nominations agreement with Cornwall Council.

“The houses are laid out in a manner to maximise the garden areas and provide on curtilage parking off the shared driveway.

“A public consultation event was held at Newquay Sports Centre, which was well attended, with neighbours from all aspects to the site giving their thoughts and some coming to the event to find accommodation.

“The site sits within the development boundary of Newquay with good access to amenities in the town. Furthermore, it benefits from good access to public transport to both in the town and the region.

“The proposal delivers a sustainable, high-quality and well-designed scheme for affordable housing using a brownfield site to give maximum benefit to the locality, economically, socially and environmentally, thus supporting the key principles of sustainability.

“It does this with no adverse demonstrable significant impacts to the neighbouring properties and is similar in mass and aesthetic to recent contextually local developments.”

By Warren Wilkins 20th September 2017

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