Housing association Coastline Housing has submitted planning applications to build 58 affordable homes near two primary schools in Cornwall in a bid to ease the housing crisis in the Duchy. 

The proposals are for developments near St Erme with Trispen Community Primary School, outside Truro, and Braddock Cof E Primary School at East Taphouse. 

The development at East Taphouse, near Doublebois and Dobwalls, will comprise 22 properties on 0.94 hectares of agricultural land west of the primary school. 

Designed by Trewin Design Architects, the housing scheme will consist of a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes, 13 of which will be tenured for social rent and nine for shared ownership. 

Parking will be provided across the site with one space per one-bedroom home and two spaces for all others, with six further spaces across the development for visitor parking. 

The proposed street layout would be accessed by utilising and adapting an existing field access leading from the existing road on the northern boundary. The initial entrance into the site has been worked with the existing site constraints. The streets will be designed to the current Cornwall Council Highways standards for visibility and alignment. 

For more details, search PA24/00242 on Cornwall Council’s planning portal.