Caerphilly - Master Plan Underway For Flagship Housing Development

Caerphilly - Master Plan Underway For Flagship Housing Development

Sunday 22nd Sep 2019

A ‘master plan’ is being produced for Chartist Gardens; an exciting new housing development on the site of former council offices in Pontllanfraith, Blackwood.  

The proposed plan has been produced in partnership between Caerphilly County Borough Council and housing provider Pobl Group.  The council will consider options before a formal agreement is reached with Pobl.

A report was considered by the council’s Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee on 12th March, which updated on progress made in the master planning process.

The master plan for Chartist Gardens features 118 new homes designed around the village garden model; with well-proportioned, timeless homes built around a landscape of street trees, grass verges and open green spaces.

It is proposed that a third of homes on the development will be sold on the open market, a third will be social rented homes and a third will comprise other forms of affordable housing including shared ownership, rent to own and intermediate rent.

Cllr Lisa Phipps, the council’s Cabinet Member for Homes and Places, said “Delivering high quality affordable housing is a key priority for the council; Chartist Gardens will offer a range of housing options for local people on a flagship development and in a prime location.  As well as affordable housing, the council’s partnership with Pobl also presents the potential for wider investment in the local economy, such as the creation of jobs and training opportunities. 

Options are also currently being explored to transfer the social housing at Chartist Gardens to the council; thereby increasing the supply of council housing within the county borough.”