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Minister Says Hightown Housing Scheme Is Boost For Town

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Saturday, Feb 9th, 2013.

A new affordable housing development in Wrexham, which is supported by £6.6m from the Welsh Government’s Social Housing Grant Programme, will provide much needed affordable homes and is a boost for the economy of the town, Finance Minister Jane Hutt said on Thursday.

The scheme at Kingsmills Road and Rivulet Road, will provide up to 147 affordable homes and is a result of partnership working between Wales and West Housing Association and Wrexham Council. It will also provide a fit for purpose community and medical resource centre to meet the needs of the wider community.

On a visit to the site the Minister said: “There are many benefits to this impressive scheme. Not only does it aim to provide a major boost to the regeneration of Wrexham town centre it will also provide attractive new affordable homes. Residents will also benefit from a fit-for-purpose community and medical resource. The scheme itself is also creating significant work and training opportunities for the wider community.

“I am sure this scheme will be a great success and I hope that this development will go on to benefit people in the local community for many years to come.”

Anne Hinchey, Chief Executive of Wales & West Housing said “We are thrilled to welcome the Minister today and show her how Welsh Government funding is being put to good use to provide more much needed affordable and good quality homes for local people. Wales & West Housing has a proactive and progressive partnership with Wrexham Council, as well as the Welsh Government, and through this we are all working to support the growth of a strong and sustainable community in the area.”

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