ALMOST 100 homes could be built at Mabe after plans to deliver affordable housing in the village were unveiled.
Architects CSA have drawn up the scheme off Treliever Road on behalf of developers West Country Land Enterprises Ltd.
The site was previously earmarked for a large development by Lowena Homes Ltd, which had already built ten homes there, but it never got planning permission.
Justin Dodge, of CSA, said the new scheme was designed to address a need highlighted by Cornwall Council.
He told members of the parish council on Thursday: “This is based on the need today.”
According to the county’s HomeChoice register of those in need of social housing, 48 affordable homes are required in Mabe.
Mr Dodge said CSA had been working with Cornwall Council on this and other schemes around the county to deliver such housing.
He said the development would contain 40 affordable units, comprising a block of 12 one- and two-bedroom flats and 28 houses. Half would be for rent and half for discounted sale.
The remaining 48 homes would be for sale on the open market.
A consultation event for residents is planned for the new year, with an application likely to be submitted in early spring.
“It’s in the very early stages of our involvement,” said Mr Dodge.
The land is behind the school and playing field, between the bypass and the village.
A new vehicle access would be created and there is a proposal to block up a gap in the hedge next to the bypass, used by students to get to the Tremough campus.
Mr Dodge said: “There’s no need to connect to the university. It will further dissuade students from parking in the village if they have to walk round rather than having a convenient shortcut.”
He said it was hoped to provide about 166 parking spaces on the site to reduce any impact on parking in the village.
Posted on: November 17, 2011