Posted: Sat 25th Jun 2016

Caerphilly Council Invests Over £6 Million In Affordable Housing /
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Jun 25th, 2016

Caerphilly County Borough Council has invested over £6 million in affordable housing throughout 2015/16. This funding has enabled the council to create affordable housing throughout the borough through a variety of schemes. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Smaller Properties Programme on the site of the former fire station in Bargoed has recently secured £1.6 million of the affordable housing funding. This has been allocated to specifically alleviate the impact of the UK Government’s spare room subsidy and will see 14 one and two bedroom properties built. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Forming part of the Smaller Properties Programme is the development of a new site on the former fire station in Bargoed named Cwrt yr Orsaf Dan. The new scheme, delivered by United Welsh Housing Association, will see 14 one and two bedroom properties built to house those who have been directly affected by the Welsh Government’s spare room subsidy. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The affordable housing funding has also been used to support a number of developments throughout the county borough including three schemes in Blackwood on Thorncombe Road, Woodbine Road and a former primary school. New housing also includes the development of the former Goodrich Hotel in Caerphilly and a purpose built bungalow constructed to meet the specific needs of a family is nearing completion in Llanbradach. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr David Poole, Deputy Leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council and Cabinet Member for Housing said: “Delivering affordable housing is a key priority for the council. The strong links between ourselves and our partner housing association plays a key role is helping us to achieve this. There are currently a number of affordable housing schemes under development across the county borough, offering a range of housing solutions. With the ongoing support of our partners and Welsh Government, we hope to continue building affordable homes to help meet the needs of local people”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The investment was made possible through funding received from the Welsh Government’s Social Housing Grant Programme ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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