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Public Exhibition

The public consultation runs from Wednesday 27th March until Friday 12th April 2024, and includes a public exhibition. This public consultation is being held on Wednesday 27th March at the WI Hall, Turnpike Road, Connor Downs, Hayle, TR27 5DT and will allow people to view the proposals, hear more about the scheme, ask questions of the project team in person, and share their thoughts.

Feedback from the community consultation will help to inform the proposals before a full planning application is submitted to Cornwall Council in April 2024.

 

Virtual Exhibition

You can also take part in the consultation process online and view images, plans and details about the scheme in our Virtual Exhibition

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Online Forms

Please feel free to share your thoughts via our online feedback form below, where you can also ask questions of the planning team.

Feedback Form

Registration form

 

Treveth

Treveth prides itself on being a developer with a difference. We are a partnership company set up by Cornwall Council to deliver new homes and commercial development to benefit people who live and work in Cornwall.

Our mission is to work with local communities and to help address local need. We want to improve the quality and sustainability of new homes in Cornwall, especially for private rent, and to support families looking to put down roots in their communities by offering three-year tenancies as standard on our rented homes.

All Treveth rented properties prioritise residents who live or work in the local area or have a close family connection.

For more information about Treveth, visit: www.treveth.co.uk

 

Developments

We are currently building high quality Cornish homes for local people, available to rent or to buy at locations across Cornwall, including in Newquay, Liskeard, Bodmin and at Tolgus near Redruth.

Our completed housing schemes include Heathlands View, Bodmin, and The Coppers, Tolvaddon, and our first rental apartment scheme, Tregover, in Newquay.

Our homes are designed and built above market norms; meet or exceed current minimum space standards across all tenures; and are designed to help reduce the running costs for occupants through the use of low-carbon technologies including solar panels and sustainable energy solutions.

Treveth are committed to each of our developments, long term, through the continued ownership of our rental properties and the wider management of our schemes to ensure our sites are maintained to the highest standards.

 

FAQs

ABOUT TREVETH

What is Treveth?

Treveth, the Cornish word for ‘Homestead’, is a B Corp accredited partnership business set up by Cornwall Council in April 2019 to create new homes and commercial development to benefit people who live and work in Cornwall.

Who owns Treveth?

Treveth is 99% owned by Cornwall Council and 1% by the Corserv Group Limited. All of the profits generated from our activities are returned to our partners.

Why was Treveth set up?

Treveth was established through Cornwall Council’s determination to improve Cornish people’s lives. Our role is to assist the Council in delivering its objectives of improved housing, economic growth and job creation.

What makes Treveth’s homes different?

Treveth’s objective is to improve the quality of new homes in Cornwall, especially in the private rented market. Our homes exceed current minimum space standards, across all tenures, and are designed to help reduce the running costs for occupants through the use of low carbon technologies including solar panels and sustainable energy solutions.

What tenures are available?

Treveth’s homes are available to rent or buy, and we plan to offer shared ownership so there are no affordability ‘gaps’ in our developments. Our housing schemes will fulfil Local Plan requirements for affordable homes, with schemes generally including an element of homes for open market sale, and the remainder for private rent. This may differ from scheme to scheme depending on what the local market requires. Treveth are committed to each of our developments, long term, through the continued ownership of our rental properties and the wider management of our schemes to ensure our sites are maintained to the highest standards.

Why does Treveth offer three-year tenancies as standard?

Cornwall has a big problem with seasonality of the private rented market which results in short term tenancies, large fluctuations in rent payable between summer and off-season all of which has an impact on occupier stability. This makes it difficult for people to put down roots in their communities if they can only occupy a property for six months.

Treveth rental properties have leases that last three years, and if tenants want to renew at the end of that period then they will be given every opportunity to do so.  This allows individuals and families to grow in the communities they live in.

 

ABOUT PROPOSALS FOR CONNOR DOWNS

What is proposed for the site?

The site gained outline planning permission for an affordable led development of up to 40 homes in June 2023. This will consist of one, two, three and four bedroom homes of varying tenures for local people, as well as associated infrastructure, parking and public open space.

How many affordable homes would be built?

At least 50% of the development will be affordable homes meaning a minimum of 20 will either be affordable rent or shared ownership tenure. Any open market housing will be restricted to be used as a primary residence only, i.e no holiday or second homes.

How do we know homes will be for local people?

Treveth’s lettings policy prioritises local people first when renting its properties, with its developments aimed at households who have a local link either through residency, employment, or close family. This policy is also extended to homes for sale. To date, across Treveth’s developments, 100 per cent of lettings have been to local people. All affordable homes are allocated to people on Cornwall Council’s Homechoice register, who must also demonstrate local links in the same way.

Will the new homes be of good quality and in character with the area?

Treveth’s ambition is to provide high quality homes that achieve net zero carbon emissions and it has developed a suite of modern, but distinctively Cornish, homes. All Treveth homes are designed to be accessible and adaptable. Fossil fuel-free heating, upgraded insulation, features such as solar panels and sustainable heat sources, including air source heat pumps, contribute to an overall low energy strategy and lower running costs, also helping tackle fuel poverty.

What provision will be made for increased demand on local services and amenities?

The development will be required to make financial contributions to local education and health provision through Section 106 contributions, as defined by the local authority.

What happens next and what are the timescales?

Treveth will take into account all comments and feedback from this event and use it to finalise the detailed plans for the scheme prior to submitting a reserved matters planning application to the Council for approval later in the Spring. This will be expected to be determined later in the year, with construction likely to commence in late 2024/early 2025.