Council to spend £1.5 milion on new flats in Barry

 

  • Wednesday, 19 January 2022

    Vale of Glamorgan



Colcot

 

The site of a former healthcare centre in Barry is to be transformed into a £1.5 million Vale of Glamorgan Council housing development.


Planning permission has been approved for the land on Winston Road previously occupied by Colcot clinic will be turned into 12 one-bedroom eco-friendly flats.


They will include large open-plan kitchen/living rooms, balconies and off-street parking.


The flats will be built using sustainable methods and feature energy efficient heating, solar panels and rainwater harvesting.


They will be added to the Council’s housing stock to meet significant demand for these types of properties.


This is the latest scheme to address this need and follows a similar development at Llys Llechwedd Jenner, while there are others in the pipeline at Hayes Road and Hayeswood Road in Barry along with an older persons’ apartment complex in Penarth.


With easy access to local shops, schools and bus stops, this development will help promote active travel, contributing towards the Council’s Project Zero, which aims to achieve a net zero carbon output by 2030.

Cllr Margaret Wilkinson, Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet Member for Housing and Building Services said: “The development of the former Colcot Clinic site is another example of our commitment to provide Council housing for residents.

“The scheme will create a safe environment, near to local amenities, providing residents with a strong sense of community.

“It is important to us to offer residents quality housing and pleasant living spaces that are built with sustainability and green values in mind.”