First priority to Wrexham locals over new ‘low-cost’ bungalows

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WREXHAM Council has joined forces with a housing association on an £880,000 project to build seven new bungalows in Caia Park.

The properties are being built in Coed Aben and Glan Gors by the council in partnership with Clwyd Alyn Housing Association, part of the Pennaf Housing Group.

More than half a million pounds towards the cost of scheme has been provided by a social housing grant from the Welsh Assembly Government and the remainder is funded by private finance arranged by the housing group.

The bungalows, which are being built by developer Lovell, will be available both to rent and buy under low-cost affordable housing schemes.

The homes include six two-bedroom and one three-bedroom bungalows.
A local lettings policy will give first priority to people living in Caia Park who need ground-floor accommodation.

Graham Worthington, chief executive of the Pennaf Housing Group, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the local authority.”

Nigel Yates, Lovell’s regional director for North Wales, said: “These new homes will help to address the urgent need for high-quality affordable housing in North
Wales.

Cllr Carrie Harper, member for Queensway, said: “We have a duty to provide good quality affordable homes and I am delighted that the people of Caia Park will be
given priority.”

Cllr Mark Pritchard, Wrexham Council’s lead member for housing and planning, said: “This is another great example of how organisations can work together.

“I would like to Clwyd Alyn Housing Association and the Welsh Assembly Government.

“This is one of a number of schemes that are currently being developed in the county borough as we aim to meet our targets by 2021.”

Anyone interested in registering for the new properties, due to be completed later this year, should contact Wrexham Council’s housing office at Caia Park on 01978
317040, or Clwyd Alyn Housing Association on 0800 183 5757.

For further information contact the housing strategy team by calling 01978 315300 or by e-mailing affordablehousing@wrexham.gov.uk.

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