Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton has officially opened a new housing scheme in the heart of Truro which has been specially built for the over 65s.
Lemon Gardens is a select development of seven detached houses and one bungalow by Blue Cedar Homes, a specialist provider of homes for active retired people.
Speaking at the official opening, Newton said: “There is a shortage of purpose-built housing for older people who wish to lead an active retirement but also want a home that can easily adapt to their future needs, and Lemon Gardens provides just that.
“Research has shown that many more over 55s would like to ‘rightsize’ to more practical accommodation if it were available and of the right quality, and by doing so this can release more family-sized homes back onto the market.”
Andrew Rowe, planning director and land manager at Blue Cedar Homes, added: “Suitable housing stock for the over 55s is very limited and what we’ve set out to do is create versatile homes that can easily adapt to changing circumstances. This means people can live longer in their own home and their community.”
Lemon Gardens is the first Blue Cedar Homes development in Cornwall and half the scheme is already sold. The Exeter-based company is planning other schemes in Mylor Bridge and St Ives, with the aim of delivering 70 homes a year in the south west.
Blue Cedar Homes has appointed Humberts Estate Agents on Lemon Street, Truro, as its marketing agent.