New Denbighshire homes meet local demand for quality housing Monday 18 December 2017

There is celebration for families in Denbighshire, as twelve new homes have been allocated to local people in Llangollen, thanks to a local lettings policy.

New Denbighshire homes meet local demand for quality housing

Grŵp Cynefin housing association and Denbighshire County Council representatives recently visited the new tenants at their new homes at Llys Brân and Trem yr Orsaf in Llangollen, Denbighshire.

The £1.2million investment saw the former Cottage Hospital site in the town developed to create the new homes.

“We are keen to try and meet local demand for our new developments,” explains Rhiannon Dafydd from Grŵp Cynefin. “Our local lettings policy means there are strict conditions regarding who can apply for these new homes, giving people who have lived and worked in the area for at least five years the priority on the new homes.

“We are grateful to the new tenants for allowing us to visit the site and to see for ourselves the hard work and effort that has gone into developing the former hospital site over many months into six wonderful new homes and six flats for local people,” explains Denbighshire Councillor Tony Thomas, Cabinet Lead Member with responsibility for Housing.

Prior to developing the site, a special bat sanctuary was developed on-site, to safeguard a colony of soprano pipistrelle bats before work progressed. The bats have settled well into their new home, which also serves as a communal storage building for the new tenants.

“Quality, cost efficient homes are what we strive for as one of the leading housing associations in north Wales,” continued Rhiannon Dafydd from Grŵp Cynefin.

“I’m delighted that the new tenants here at Llangollen have achieved just that, comfortable warm homes that ensure they can continue to live and work here in their locality.”

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