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Stunning development helps meet Cornwall housing needs

Stunning development helps meet Cornwall housing needs

Westward is working with developer Legacy Properties to provide a variety of affordable homes for local people in the coastal village of Crantock in north Cornwall.

Halwyn Meadows is a brand new development of stunning family homes situated in the small village of Crantock, just a few miles from Newquay.

A total of 30 Westward homes are being built at Halwyn Meadows. These include nine shared ownership of which four are three-bedroom houses and five are two-bedroom properties. 21 properties will be affordable rent and include six one-bedroom flats, eight two-bedroom houses, six three-bedroom homes and a four-bedroom house.

The family homes are conveniently located a short distance from a long golden sandy beach and dunes, as well as near local amenities such as cafes and restaurants, a convenience store, village hall, and playing fields. The village itself can be traced back to 460AD and the name comes from St. Carantoc who founded the village.

There are now over 20,000 households on the Cornwall Homechoice register waiting for affordable rented properties and the development will support local people in finding an affordable home in the region. The average private monthly rent in Cornwall is £648. For a worker on average earnings in Cornwall (£22,443) this would absorb over a third of their income. Affordable homes for rent from housing associations are therefore critical to the local people.

This is part of a larger development of 59 homes that Legacy Properties are building at Halwyn Meadows in Crantock. The properties are being built in four phases with the first homes ready in Summer 2019.

Westward Development Manager, Chris Duggan, said it was great to be working with such a high quality developer and in an area with such high demand for affordable housing.

Chris Duggan, Westward’s Development Manager said: “In such a highly desirable area in Cornwall, these shared ownership and rented properties mean local people can build their lives and raise families in an area which sees many pushed out because of high house prices. We are also delighted to be working with Legacy Properties on this new development at Halwyn Meadows.”

Those interested in affordable rented properties in Cornwall can find more information and register their interest by visiting www.cornwallhousing.org.uk.