Are more affordable homes needed on Anglesey? Thursday 28 November 2019
Are more affordable homes needed on Anglesey? That is the question Rural Housing Enabler, Dylan Owen is asking an Anglesey community as he begins the task of assessing local people’s housing needs.
“It’s a great job,” explains Dylan, who has worked as a housing enabler for three years. “I’m tasked with speaking to local communities, community councils, businesses and different agencies to see what people’s views are about housing needs across Anglesey.
And on Wednesday afternoon, 4 of December, Dylan will be at Llanfaelog Village Hall on the west coast of Anglesey asking the communities of Llanfaelog, Llanfair yn neubwll, Bryngwran, Aberffraw and parts of Gwalchmai and Bodorgan whether or not more affordable housing needs to be provided for local people.
“We’re encouraging people from within a 6km radius of Bryn Du to register their need for new affordable housing.”
Working with Anglesey County Council and Llanfaelog Community Council, the housing enabler is keen to promote the event at Llanfaelog and to encourage people to attend.
“An open day of this nature gives people who may not be on housing lists, the opportunity to express their needs within the locality. Local people, who have lived and worked in the area for at least five years, or people who have connections with the area, should all come forward to express their housing needs,” explains Dylan Owen.
Working in partnership with the Welsh Government, local authorities and housing associations, rural housing enablers are able to glean local information regarding locations within rural communities where there is evidence of new affordable homes needed for tenants.
Dylan Roberts, Regeneration Services Director at Grŵp Cynefin said: “As a housing association, we are always on the lookout for new potential development sites to accommodate local people who are in need of a home. Grŵp Cynefin is keen to create quality homes suitable for rural areas in all parts of North Wales’
“We have a potential new development site next to our current homes in Stad y Felin, Bryn Du, and we’re keen to find out whether local people are looking for energy efficient homes with private gardens and ample parking.”
Dylan Owen concluded: “This is an opportunity for people to voice their opinion, and seek answers to any questions they may have about a new housing development here on Anglesey. I would urge anyone with an interest to visit Llanfaelog Village Hall between 3:30pm and 6:30pm on Wednesday afternoon, 4 of December to learn and understand more.”
For further information, please contact the Rural Housing Enablers on 01286 889292 or email HTG@grwpcynefin.org
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