Working together with the Council of the Isles of Scilly, the Duchy of Cornwall has helped to facilitate much needed affordable housing for local people in the area.
A site in Old Town on St Mary’s has been transferred by the Duchy to Council ownership, enabling it to be set aside for application to government funding opportunities to fulfil local housing needs. It is hoped that the site will be developed for 12 self-build homes.
Luke Humphries, Deputy Land Steward for the Duchy of Cornwall, said: “supporting our local communities is a key aspect of the Duchy of Cornwall’s work so we are delighted to be able to support the Council of the Isles of Scilly in this endeavour to expand capacity for much needed housebuilding in the area.”
Councillor Tim Dean, Lead Member for Housing, said: “the acquisition of this land by the Council has enabled us to apply for funding to develop the infrastructure of the site. By transferring ownership, gaining planning permission and arranging funding we have gone a long way to making these plots more affordable for potential homeowners. I’d like to thank the Council’s Housing Delivery team for getting us to this stage, and the Duchy of Cornwall for their cooperation throughout the process. We expect to hear by late summer if our application has been successful.”
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