Naming of affordable housing development in Pendeen
Naming of affordable housing development in Pendeen, being built at the end of Moorland Close, will take place on Saturday 25 October at 12.30pm.
Councillor Sue James has invited West Cornwall MP, Andrew George and Baroness Kate Parminter to visit the Lands End Peninsula Community Land Trust site to see what can be achieved through community based Community Land Trusts, in partnership with Cornwall Council.
The Lands End Peninsula Community Land Trust are also inviting representatives of Town and Parish Councils, in the old Penwith area, to come to see the project and attend the event to mark the naming of the site. Craig Weatherhill, local archaeologist, historian and author will attend to explain the name and hand over a scroll explaining it in English and Cornish.
Sue James said, “The project, due to complete in January, is the culmination of hard work by local Trustees of Lands End Peninsula Community Land Trust, supported by Alan Fox, the Director of Cornwall Community Land Trust, the staff of Cornwall Council’s planning and affordable housing teams, and St Just Town Council. It has not been an easy or trouble free journey and the Trustees are impressed that once the contractors, Kier Living, were able to get on site they have made very rapid progress and have worked closely with us. I hope the project will enable local people to get their foot on the housing ladder and turn these houses into local homes.”
Mr George, who is steering his Affordable Homes Bill through the Commons at present, said, “I look forward to visiting the Lands End Peninsula Community Land Trust site with Sue James and to welcoming Baroness Parminter. It is initiatives like this that we hope will provide local people with the often desperately needed opportunity to get on the housing ladder and to live in a decent home at a price they can afford.”