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Housing association to build first homes in Newtown

Created on 01/09/2017 @ 14:53
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A housing association with offices in Newtown is starting to build its very first development site in the town and Powys as a whole.

Newydd Housing is working with contractors Graham Ottoway Builders Ltd, on two developments at Heol y Coleg and Heol Vaynor.

Up until now the housing association has owned 220 properties in Newtown that were formally part of the old Development Board for Rural Wales at Vaynor and St Mary’s Close.

Two one bedroom apartments and a one bedroom bungalow are being built on land already owned by Newydd and will be let at affordable rents, according to the association.
This will be the first time that Newydd has built in Powys, in partnership with Powys County Council using funding from the Welsh Government and private funders.

Councillor Jonathan Wilkinson, Cabinet Member for Housing and Countryside Services at Powys County Council visited the sites. He said: “It was a pleasure to launch the start of Newydd’s development programme in Powys. Newydd are a key partner of the council in addressing housing need with a substantial number of existing homes in Newtown, but it is great to see them developing new affordable homes in the county.”

Paul Roberts, Chief Executive of Newydd said: “We are so pleased that many months of hard work has led to an exciting new chapter for us, building affordable homes in Powys. There is a great need for more affordable homes in the area and our team are continuing to search for sites with potential developments on the cards in Llandrindod Wells and Brecon.”

Local people with an interest in renting these affordable homes can express their interest by contacting Powys County Council on 01597 827464 or by calling into their local council office.

Photo: Cllr Jonathan Wilkinson (second from right) launches Newydd’s development programme in Powys alongside (from left to right), Deborah Evans, Newydd Board member, Sarah Davies, Housing Officer at Newydd, Cllr David Selby, Cllr Joy Jones, Simon Inkson from Powys County Council and Paul Roberts on the far right.

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