St Ives Community Land Trust (CLT) is proud to announce that its planning application to turn the Old Vicarage Flats into 6 affordable flats for local people has been approved by Cornwall Council.
The flats in Street-an-Pol will provide six vital, permanently affordable rental homes secured under an asset lock for future generations.
Jill Block, St Ives CLT Secretary said, ”We aim to provide two 1-bedroom flats and four 2-bedroom flats and it is our ambition to charge £96 per week for a 1 bedroom flat and £160 per week for a 2 bedroom flat.
Our tenants will enjoy lower energy bills and we will have contributed to wider environmental improvement. The flats will be available for rental as affordable housing and protected for the benefit of the community through the asset-lock protection in our Rules.
During the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown earlier in the year we were able to start work on the building by addressing issues to the roof and several windows. Unfortunately, when we started to do the work, it was found that it was necessary to work on the entire roof.
We are now eager to start our project internally and will be working towards starting the preparatory building work. Anyone interested in being part of our development team or
donating their time for the renovation project, please get in touch.”
Due to the ongoing pandemic, fundraising efforts were affected but have continued with a bid to St Ives Town Deal but our planned Open Days have been postponed. Donations towards the Old Vicarage Flats project can still be made at here.
Downloadable press release:
PRESS RELEASE – Planning permission (PDF – 139KB)
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