A NEW housing estate is set to be built in Wadebridge after Cornwall Council's Cabinet members agreed to sell a former school playing field to developers Taylor Wimpey.
A meeting at County Hall last Wednesday backed the recommendation of officers to dispose of the land it owns off Bridge View, which was part of the former Wadebridge Girls Primary School.
The developers have been negotiating with the local authority's planning department to build 130 new homes, 31 of which are intended for the old playing field. The remaining houses are expected to be built on adjoining land, owned by a family trust.
The council is hoping to negotiate for 40 per cent of the total houses built to be affordable to local people.
Iain Thompson, a surveyor with the local authority, told the Cabinet that the sale will be a good deal for the council financially and will deliver much-needed affordable housing in the town. Taylor Wimpey has yet to submit a formal planning application.