Thursday 19th October, 2023
Today I have read an article in the West Briton reporting on Cornwall Council’s new Supported Housing Strategy which seeks to set out the Council’ approach to providing sufficient supported accommodation to 2050. The strategy very helpfully identifies the number of dwellings in each category from accessible/adapted units through sheltered and extra care to homes for those experiencing domestic violence. The total number of homes required is 48,645. To put the above number in context the total number of dwellings planned for in the current local plan to 2030 (adopted in 2016) was 52,000 and change. A new Local Plan is now beginning to be prepared and I wonder how the numbers will look.