Cornwall Councillors have agreed to install sprinklers in all homes they build and commission in the future.
Sprinklers will be installed across all future Housing Development Programme (HDP) schemes at a cost of around £1.8million.
As announced last month, the HDP will see the Council invest up to £170 million in directly building 1,000 new homes on sites across Cornwall.
The developments will be a mix of homes for private market rental with 35% for affordable rent or shared ownership, 15% sold on the private market and 50% available for private market rental.
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Last month Bath and North East Somerset Council announced it plans to impose restrictions on the amount of student housing in the city.Read the full story ›
Councillors in Bath have voted to cap the number of so-called Houses of Multiple Occupation that are built in the city.Read the full story ›
A house made of straw was built in less than 10 weeks in Knowle West, with the aim of tackling housing issues in the city.
It will cost just £90,000 to buy. With an estimated 10,000 people on the waiting list for a council home in Bristol, could this be the answer?
Even the city's Mayor has said more properties are needed. ITV West Country reporter, Katie Rowlett has been finding out more.
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Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees says the council is committed to providing more affordable housing in the face of austerity measures.Read the full story ›
Sunset House in St Ives had a guide price of 600 thousand pounds.Read the full story ›
Janet Gunningham faced being moved into a care home because her own home is not properly adapted.Read the full story ›
People interested in buying the North Somerset home have to enter a competition by paying £2, answer a question and get through to the draw.Read the full story ›