Lavery opens St Ives development

Kevin Lavery cuts the ribbon on the new development
Kevin Lavery cuts the ribbon on the new development

Coastline Housing has unveiled a development of 33 new affordable homes for local people in St Ives, with the help of Cornwall Council chief executive Kevin Lavery.

The homes, which are a mixture of houses and bungalows ranging from two-bedrooms to four-bedrooms, have been developed at a total cost of £4.7million. The development was funded largely thanks to funding of over £1million from the Homes and Communities Agency, and £300K from Cornwall Council.

They were officially opened by Lavery with a ribbon-cutting on site.

Robert Nettleton, chief executive of Coastline Housing, says: “The fact that St Ives is so hugely attractive to the tourist industry means that many local people have been forced to search for a home elsewhere. We hope these properties will make a real difference to local individuals, couples and families in need of a home of their own.”

The development, named Joannies Avenue and Joannies Watch, is based in the Consols area of St Ives and comprises a mix of rented housing and shared-ownership (part buy, part rent) properties, for people looking to get a foot on the housing ladder.