Following on from the success of winning a rural exception site at appeal for LiveWest, TKP has secured planning permission for 30 social rented homes for LiveWest in Troon, Cornwall. The application for full planning permission was approved by Councillors at West Sub- Area Planning Committee in August.
The proposals represented a policy compliant rural exception site comprising 30 affordable homes all for social rent including two wheelchair accessible bungalows. The sensitively designed scheme includes other benefits namely on-site Biodiversity Net Gain and nature trail.
Notwithstanding the principle being acceptable the application overcome several challenges including its location with a World Heritage Site and surface water flooding concerns. The site, as part of a larger land holding, had also had planning permission refused for a residential development at appeal. Therefore, the proposals had to overcome the perception that the site wasn’t suitable for development due to its planning history.
The urgent need for affordable homes in Cornwall is so great that the Council has declared its own housing crisis. The affordable housing needs in Camborne Parish is exceptionally high with 982 households on the register in August 2022. The scheme will provide a way for local people to stay in the area in which they grew up, and where their families are, whilst also being far more affordable than renting on the private market, or even at an affordable rent.
The decision notice is expected shortly pending the completion of legal agreement.
Rosie Dinnen, Director worked on the project alongside LiveWest and other consultants who contributed towards the application’s success include: Clifton Emery Design, GE Consulting, MBA Consulting, Edwin Bryant and HCUK.