WORK on an affordable housing scheme is back underway after a contractor went into administration.

ClwydAlyn, a North Wales Housing Association, has announced the restart of development work on a new affordable housing scheme in Deeside.

The 100-home development was stalled after its former contractor entered administration and has now resumed with Castle Green Partnerships.

The Deeside development is part of the Northern Gateway located on the former Corus Garden City site. A revised planning application was submitted between ClwydAlyn and Castle Green Partnerships and subsequently approved by Flintshire County Council.

The scheme will see Castle Green Partnerships deliver 100 new homes across six acres for ClwydAlyn, in partnership with Flintshire County Council and the Welsh Government.

It will include 24 one-bedroom apartments, three two-bedroom bungalows, two three-bedroom adapted bungalows, 30 two-bedroom houses, 35 three-bedroom houses, and six four-bedroom houses.

The Leader: What the development will look likeWhat the development will look like (Image: ClwydAlyn)

ClwydAlyn and the St Asaph-headquartered homebuilder have successfully worked together before and they’re keen to move this development forward as quickly and safely as possible given the delays to date. It is hoped that tenants will be moving into their new properties in late 2025.

All the homes are being built as lifetime homes and designed so that they are easily adaptable to the changing needs of the residents, helping them to live independently for longer.


ClwydAlyn executive director, development, Craig Sparrow, said: "These homes will make a big difference for local people in an area with a growing demand for affordable housing, so we are extremely pleased that this much-needed project has restarted.

“One of our overriding aims as a housing association is also to tackle fuel poverty and we are delighted that these homes will benefit from the latest energy efficiency technologies. Not only will this ensure that they are fit for the future and help us to deliver on our commitment to the climate, but crucially, residents will also benefit from more comfortable homes with lower energy bills.

“All the homes will be heated using air source heat pumps and will incorporate solar electricity panels.”

The homes are being built using sustainably sourced, precision-made timber frames, which is a fast, reliable method of building, with lower CO2 emissions than that of traditional building methods. A play area will also be provided on the site which will include swings, a slide, and a seesaw to encourage children to play locally.

Eoin O’Donnell, partnerships director at Castle Green, said: “The Deeside scheme marks a milestone for the Partnerships business as it means we’re now contracted to deliver more than a thousand affordable homes across North Wales and the Northwest of England.

"We’ve worked closely with ClwydAlyn to ensure we’ve been able to navigate the planning system to amend the design of the homes, achieve planning and mobilise on site in less than a year. We recognise there’s a growing need for affordable housing and we’re committed to helping housing associations deliver those homes in a timely manner.”