A SOCIAL housing provider is set to create £63 million worth of 380 affordable, sustainable homes in North Wales.

The ClwydAlyn Housing Limited developments has been financed with £37 million of Welsh Government funding secured in partnership with local authorities, together with private finance arranged by ClwydAlyn.

ClwydAlyn completed a total of 277 new homes and one community hub in the last financial year, including 200 specialist extra care apartments in Flintshire, Wrexham and other areas of North Wales.

The total number of homes developed by ClwydAlyn during the last two years, combined with those currently being built, or proposed for the years ahead, represents a total investment of £221 million covering the creation of a of 1,435 homes.

Craig Sparrow, executive director of development for ClwydAlyn said: “In Wrexham County last year, we completed Maes Y Dderwen, an extra care development with 60 apartments, promoting independent living for older people and we’ve recently also welcomed new residents to a development of 50 general apartments in Rivulet Road.

“We’re also currently creating new homes in Pontfadog and we are proceeding with proposals for 70 homes in Brymbo.”

“In Flintshire, we completed the Llys Raddington Extra Care scheme with 73 one and two bed-apartments. The scheme not only offers an excellent housing option for older people from across the county, it is also a key factor supporting the wider regeneration of Flint town centre.

“Looking to the future, we are currently working to create 31 homes at the Boar’s Head site in Ewloe and 30 new homes at the Albion site in Connahs Quay. We are also in the process of drawing up plans for around 66 new homes on land at Mynydd Isa.”

Clare Budden, group chief executive of ClwydAlyn said: “We know there is a significant shortfall of social and affordable housing across Wales, with increasing levels of homelessness, growing waiting lists and too many people living in poor quality and short-term housing.

“We are working in partnership with local authorities and other agencies and working hard to deliver our mission; – ‘Together to beat poverty.’ We firmly believe that by building new affordable homes, working in partnership, and through delivering a range of support services, we can encourage and help people to live well and build their own strong communities.

“We would like to thank the Welsh Government and all our Local Authority partners from across the region for their support in helping us to provide these vital homes bringing hope and joy to local people for generations to come.”