Councillors impressed with affordable housing scheme in Wrexham


Wrexham councillors were impressed when they visited an affordable housing development in Park Road, Rhosymedre.

Leading social housing provider Wales & West Housing, in partnership with Wrexham County Borough Council, contracted Saxonby to build 30 much needed attractive, energy efficient affordable homes for families in the area.

The scheme comprises 18 x 2 bed houses, 4 x 3 bed houses, 1 x 3 bed house, 6  x 2 bed bungalows and 1 x 2 bed specially adapted bungalow.

The £4.11m development, with £2.48m funding from the Welsh Government, is due to be completed in August next year. It follows the completion of 14 homes in Chatham’s Close, near Plas Madoc and 12 homes in Trem y Fron, Cefn y Mawr.

Anne Hinchey, Chief Executive for Wales & West Housing, said: “We’re delighted with these developments as our ambition is for everyone to have a home that they can be proud of, in a place they want to live. Our plan for the next five years includes investing £250 million, delivering 1000 energy efficient new homes across Wales and investing in our existing properties. This will create more jobs and work opportunities and bring a substantial economic boost to local communities and businesses.”

While visiting the site, Cllr Derek Wright, ward member for Cefn, said: “This is the type of development we need in the Cefn area, particularly as it's being built on a brown field site. Hopefully this will be followed by further development on similar sites and we must ensure the infrastructure is in place to support such developments in the future.”

Cllr Sonia Benbow-Jones, also a ward member for Cefn, said: “These homes provide a much-needed wide range of attractive, energy-efficient and affordable housing types for the local community.”

Cllr David Griffiths, Lead Member for Housing, added: “Wherever possible, we at Wrexham Council want to ensure sustainable and affordable housing development, which can help boost housing stock for local people. I’m very pleased to mark the start of work on new properties in the Cefn ward in conjunction with Wales and West Housing, and look forward to seeing the work completed.”

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