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Cornwall Councillors vote to install sprinklers

Cornwall Councillors have agreed to install sprinklers in all homes the council builds Credit: PA

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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