Caerphilly - Cabinet To Consider Building New Houses

Caerphilly - Cabinet To Consider Building New Houses

Saturday 15th Aug 2020

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet are set to consider ambitious plans to build new houses in Caerphilly county borough.

The report was considered by the Housing and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee on November 26, 2019 and outlines a vision to build new homes and increase housing supply in the county borough following the completion of the Welsh Housing Quality Standard in 2020. The report also highlights an unmet need for housing within the county borough, particularly in relation to affordable housing.

The programme, branded BuildingTogether aims to deliver 400 affordable homes between 2020 and 2025. This aim links directly with the Council’s commitment contained within the Corporate Plan 2018-2023 and Wellbeing Objective 3 which aims to address the supply, condition and sustainability of homes throughout the county borough.

Cllr Lisa Phipps, the council’s Cabinet Member for Homes, Places and Tourism said “With the council’s £260 million Welsh Housing Quality Standard programme coming to an end, our focus turns to meeting the need for additional affordable housing.

“We currently work alongside housing association partners to deliver new affordable homes in the county borough, but ‘Building Together’ offers a number of exciting opportunities to build new council homes, for the first time since 2003, with the aim of adding to cohesive communities and creating sustainable opportunities for training and employment.”