A social housing provider has unveiled plans for new developments in Wrexham County Borough.
Clwyd Alyn says it is set to create 380 affordable, sustainable homes for local people across the region costing around £63 million.
The developments have been financed with £37 million of Welsh Government funding secured in partnership with local authorities, together with private finance arranged by Clwyd Alyn.
In Wrexham this involves new developments in both Pontfadog and the Brymbo areas.
Clwyd Alyn, which currently manages over 6,000 homes and employ more than 700 people across seven county areas, completed a total of 277 new homes and one community hub in the last financial year, including 200 specialist extra care apartments across North Wales.
Locally this includes Maes y Dderwen, a million pound extra care housing scheme for older people in Wrexham, which welcomed its first tenants in 2018.
Located on Grosvenor Road near the town centre, it is specifically designed for local people aged 60 or over who wish to live independently in a home of their own with the peace of mind of 24-hour access to care support.
The total number of homes developed by the organisation over the last two years, combined with those currently being built, or proposed for the years ahead, represents a total investment of £221 million covering the creation of a of 1,435 homes.
Commenting on both current and future developments locally, Craig Sparrow, executive director of development for Clwyd Alyn said: “In Wrexham County last year we completed Maes Y Dderwen, a state-of-art extra care development with 60 apartments, promoting independent living for older people and we’ve recently also welcomed new residents to a development of 50 general apartments in Rivulet Road.
“We’re also currently creating new homes in Pontfadog and we are proceeding with proposals for 70 homes in Brymbo.”
Clare Budden, group chief executive of Clwyd Alyn added: “We know there is a significant shortfall of social and affordable housing across Wales, with increasing levels of homelessness, growing waiting lists and too many people living in poor quality and short-term housing.
“We are working in partnership with local authorities and other agencies and working hard to deliver our mission; – ‘Together to beat poverty.’
“We firmly believe that by building new affordable homes, working in partnership, and through delivering a range of support services, we can encourage and help people to live well and build their own strong communities.
“We have a total of 792 homes either completed during the last two years, in progress, or about to start on site. We have proposals for another 643 homes for the years to come, representing an overall investment total of £221 million and 435 homes.
“We would like to thank the Welsh Government and all our Local Authority partners from across the region for their support in helping us to provide these vital homes bringing hope and joy to local people for generations to come.”
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