Prince William has announced plans to build homes for the homeless at Nansledan in Newquay.

The Duchy of Cornwall’s first ever innovative housing project to help address homelessness will be delivered alongside Cornish charity, St Petrocs, and will provide 24 homes with wrap around support for local people experiencing homelessness. 

The development is due to begin in September 2024 and the first homes are due to complete in autumn 2025. The first phase will focus on creating high quality temporary accommodation that feels like home with a clear pathway to a permanent home as accommodation becomes available

Prince William wants to end homelessness as part of a major five year campaign launched in 2023.

Alongside the innovative housing project announced, the Duchy of Cornwall is also confirming that its future housing projects in Nansledan will include the ambition to increase affordable housing from 30% to 40%.

This will mean up to 200 more affordable homes will be built on top of the existing 1,020, with a focus on social rent.

The Duchy also plans to create a Private Rented Scheme for Nansledan, which removes the barriers to entry for those on lower incomes, provides security of tenure, longer term tenancies, and transparent rent increases in high quality, sustainable homes. 

Newquay MP Steve Double said: “I was pleased to welcome Secretary of State for Levelling Up Michael Gove to Newquay.

“Part of his visit was a tour of the Duchy housing development at Nansledan, where we discussed the Duke of Cornwall’s plans to provide more social housing for those who need it most.

“I am delighted to see these plans now confirmed, which will be a welcome contribution to meeting the housing need in Newquay.”

Read more in Wednesday’s Voice Newspaper.