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New affordable homes scheme for Redruth

A new affordable homes development has been announced by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) that will transform currently disused land in Redruth into a vibrant new community.The scheme is being delivered by housing and care provider Sanctuary and will see the construction of 65 new family homes at Wheal Harmony as part of a £7.25 million investment - £1.61 million of which is being provided by the HCA.In total, the scheme will witness construction of eight new one-bedroom apartments, with the remainder of the properties set to be houses ranging from one to five bedrooms.Pupils from the local Treleigh Community Primary School were able to attend a special event at the development, with the youngsters taking part in a competition that will see the lucky winners name a number of new roads that are being built to give access to the area.An array of the best street names will be shortlisted by the developer and these will then be forwarded to Cornwall Council for a final decision to be made.Versha Koria, HCA area manager, said: "This is another important development for Cornwall which will transform this site in Redruth to provide welcome and much-needed affordable homes for local people."These homes will also have a positive impact on the local economy by providing jobs and training for people. It is great to see the community getting behind this important, exciting development."Neil Clements, Sanctuary development manager for Cornwall, added understanding the positive impact this new development will have on the lives of many families across the area is of utmost importance and it was therefore fitting that some of the younger members of the local community were able to attend this special launch event.Completion of the 65 new homes for the area is predicted to take place by early 2015. 

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