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Rural Toolkit

Providing local needs housing on suitable sites creates balanced communities, breathes fresh life into rural villages and can help ensure that local people can stay in their community, whatever their age or circumstances. Cornwall Council’s affordable housing service works with parishes across Cornwall and helps communities get together to assess need, find and choose sites and to deliver local needs housing. The toolkit outlines a five stage process:

  1. Getting Started
  2. What’s the Need
  3. Finding Sites
  4. Selecting a Site
  5. Delivery
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The Rural Toolkit Summary Leaflet gives step-by-step guidance on how to carry out the tasks within each stage.

For help undertaking these tasks there are resources available on the Rural Toolkit Resources page of the website.

A leaflet called Local needs affordable housing in my community explains the different types of affordable housing, how it can be provided, and how to apply for it.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, or need any advice or assistance, please contact the Affordable Housing team:

Tel: 01872 326353 or email: