Council set for Nant Silyn housing development hand over as allocation of new homes progresses
Wrexham Council are set to be handed the new Nant Silyn council housing soon, as the developer completes the work on the project.
The old Nant Silyn Care Home in Caia Park had been closed since 2015 and the council said had to be boarded up and secured following reports of anti-social behaviour near the site. The site was cleared and the new housing development was started in 2019. The Nant Silyn land already belonged to the council so ownership was transferred to the council’s Housing Revenue Account (HRA) to enable the newbuild scheme.
Working alongside developers Liberty to build new council homes, the first council homes to be built in Wrexham since 1991, the council are now expected to have handover shortly.
We queried the allocation process for the new development with an item on the work programme of the council noting “To seek member approval for a local lettings policy to be applied to the new Council housing development at Nant Silyn, Wrexham”.
We were told that the properties are going to be allocated to people on the general housing waiting list, so at this point there won’t be a specific local lettings policy.
A spokesperson for Wrexham Council said: “This is a new and important development for Wrexham. The properties are due to be handed back to us from the developer after Easter, and are in the process of being allocated to people on our general housing waiting list”.
Previously Cllr Mark Pritchard, Leader of the Council, said: “This is an ambitious project for Wrexham Council and will supply lifetime homes for our tenants. I’m very pleased that we’re constructing new council homes and that the properties will go a long way to fulfilling the housing need of some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.””
Top pic: The development back in July last year.
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