£750,000 Housing led Regeneration Scheme to start in Penarth
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has approved funding for a £750,000 housing regeneration scheme, with free grants for homeowners to be available from later this year.
The first residents to benefit will be those living in lower Windsor Road in Penarth where the most noticeable aspect of the renewal work will be the ‘facelifting’ of the houses.
Under plans the Council will employ contractors and cover the full cost of replacing windows and doors as well as work to clean stone and brickwork, re-render, repoint and repaint house fronts, renew guttering, fascia, soffit and barge boards where needed, and repair boundary walls.
This housing-led approach to regeneration follows the Council‘s Castleland Renewal Area project in Barry where it drew plaudits from local residents and traders.
Main Street before 003
Main Street after 003
“As well as being a popular residential area, Windsor Road is for many visitors the gateway to Penarth. The first phase of this latest renewal scheme has been planned strategically to coincide with improvements to nearby roads, pavements and green spaces.
“Combined with these the housing regeneration scheme will have a dramatic impact not only on those living locally but on the first impression that many visitors have of Penarth. We believe this will not only improve life for local residents but also further drive the prosperous Penarth economy.” - Cllr Jonathan Bird, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Planning
In total £750,000 has been allocated over three years: £150,000 in 2017/18, £300,000 in 2018/19 and £300,000 in 2019/20.
The scheme will initially cover residential properties 100 – 160, 164 – 172, 155 and 157 – 163 in Windsor Road. As this work progresses other areas will then be considered for similar regeneration work, again the broader local economy will be an important factor in choosing the right location.