First Council housing to be built in the Vale since 1999
19 July 2016
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has this week set in motion plans to build the first new council owned housing in the county for 17 years.
£3million has been budgeted for the building of new homes in 2016/17 and plans were agreed at a meeting of the Council’s Cabinet on 11 July that could see construction soon underway on two developments of new homes for families with adults and children with disabilities in Barry.
Cllr Bronwen Brooks, Cabinet Member for Housing, Social Care and Health, said: “Building new council housing has long been an aspiration of this administration. Now, after a huge amount of work, I am delighted to say that we are in a position to deliver this.
“We know that the Vale of Glamorgan needs more affordable housing and more homes for those living with a disability. This is what we will be providing as part of this scheme.
“These new developments will provide homes to those in very real need, who have in some cases been waiting for a long time. They will make a very real difference to the lives of our residents and I believe will mark a significant change in the way this Council works to tackle housing issues in the Vale.”
Plans for the new homes, to be built on land near to Holm View and Francis Road in Barry, are currently being finalised. It is expected that applications for planning permissions will be submitted in the coming weeks.
A local information event has taken place at the Holm View Community Enterprise Centre and local residents will have a further opportunity to view the plans and share any comments before the final plans are submitted for consideration.
If planning permission is granted construction work at the Francis Road could start on site as soon as September 2016.