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Cornwall delivers record 1,000 affordable homes

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Cornwall is leading the way in the delivery of affordable homes, with over 1,000 homes built between March 2014 and April 2015.  The total exceeds the Council’s target and is the largest number of affordable homes ever delivered in the Duchy in a single year.

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Chelsey Williams recently moved into Carland View in St Newlyn East – the 1,000th affordable home built during the last financial year. Having lived in the village since childhood, Chelsey and her family – husband Adam and children Noah and Ellie-Rae – were delighted to be offered the house through Cornwall Homechoice which is owned and managed by Ocean Housing.

Chelsey said:

“We were over the moon to get one of the new builds within our local village. Me and my husband have both come to love and appreciate over the years of living here, and couldn’t have dreamt of a better village and community for our two young children to grow in it. 

“The house is everything and more we could have dreamt of for the four of us. And we can’t begin to thank everyone enough. If it wasn’t for Ocean and the Council’s hard work, none of this would have been a reality.

“We truly believe these schemes for local people in local villages are fantastic. It allows local people who cannot afford to buy a property the opportunity to have a beautiful home at an affordable price.”

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Ocean Housing MD Frances Turner said:

“Ocean plan to invest in over 500 new affordable homes across the county by 2020, which will support the local economy, help to create jobs and training opportunities. We couldn’t do this without the Council’s progressive approach and support in terms of staff time and investment funding.”

Read the full story how Ocean is working in partnership with Cornwall Council to deliver the houses that are so desperately needed in the county.

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