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Cornwall Council & Local Partnership SME pilot to deliver affordable homes

Cornwall Council invite you to put forward proposals to build affordable homes on small sites in Cornwall.

Cornwall Council has been successful in a bid to take part in a new initiative with government agency Local Partnerships to help smaller local house builders develop sites across Cornwall.

They want to increase the supply of affordable housing for local people by working with small and medium sized construction and development firms to build homes on small sites.

Under this initiative the Council would enter into a contract to buy newly constructed homes off-plan from SME construction firms, which we would then rent out to families with a connection to Cornwall as affordable housing. It is intended a fixed price will be agreed with the house builder with financial support (such as stage payments) available from the Council to facilitate the build process.

The Council will evaluate proposals on sites put forward by reputable developers and builders that are already accredited by NHBC or LABC (or an equivalent body) or who would be willing to work towards gaining accreditation.

Interested developers can find more information by registering and searching for DN525199 or entering “Small Site housing Development (the development of affordable homes in Cornwall)” at, or by contacting Cornwall Council’s Housing Delivery Team on 01872 324943 or by emailing

Submissions to this Invitation to Submit Proposals should be completed by any developer that wishes for their scheme to be considered and must be received by no later than midnight on 19th March 2021.

Housing Delivery & Development Team, Cornwall Council

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