Major plans for new homes in east Truro


Monday 20th June 2011

A planning application has been submitted for the construction of 98 new homes and some shops, including a Waitrose supermarket, in east Truro, Cornwall.

The proposal to build the new homes on a 19-hectare site close to the city's cattle market, is part of a partnership between Cornwall Council, the Duchy of Cornwall, Waitrose and food producer The Taste of Cornwall.

If councillors approve the plans, building work could start on the multi-million pound scheme, the Truro Eastern District Centre, early next year. Developers said the planned project could create over 200 new jobs.

Elsewhere in Cornwall, housebuilder Taylor Wimpey Exeter has announced plans to offer homebuyers a part exchange for their old home if they buy a new home at its Fairfields development in Probus.

Under the scheme, Taylor Wimpey buys the old home at an agreed price, in order to speed up the transaction by avoiding a potential chain.

A collection of two bedroom apartments and three, four and five bedroom homes, with prices starting from £162,995, are currently available.

Janine Davey, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Exeter, said: "We speak to people every day who are desperate to move but are struggling to sell their current property. The part exchange scheme is perfect for those who want to move now."