£2.5m development in Bethesda.

Housing association Grŵp Cynefin have been working in partnership with Gwynedd Council and the Welsh Government on the construction of a £2.5m project to build a total of 17 new homes in Bethesda. The new development is called Llety’r Adar.

The social housing development, conveniently located to public transport, recreational fields and the Lon Las Ogwen cycle route, includes 8 two-bedroom properties, 5 two-bedroom bungalows, 3 three-bedroom houses and 1 four-bedroom home.

The homes are to be let on a social housing basis, with the development a partnership project between Grŵp Cynefin and Gwynedd Council, partially funded through a social housing grant from the Welsh Government.

“Real need for housing”

Innovation and Growth Director at Grŵp Cynefin, which owns and manages 4,800 properties across all six north Wales counties as well as northern Powys, Mel Evans said:

“There is a real need for housing families and couples within this community, so this development will support those looking to remain living in the area who may have struggled to find affordable housing in the past.

“Great interest in these new homes”

Councillor Craig ab Iago, Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said:

“The development will offer 17 new homes in Dyffryn Ogwen – offering a range different sized housing to suit different needs. It is clear that there is great interest in these new homes and I look forward to seeing local residents moving in soon.”

Once a major meeting point in the town, Grŵp Cynefin are keen to honour as much of the site’s heritage as is possible. Bethesda’s former railway station, which shut in 1963, as well as the old Bethesda Athletic FC and Bethesda RFC clubhouses formerly sat on the site and have now been moved to other locations with re-investment.

“Help people to continue to live and prosper in the area.”

Gwynedd Councillors, Rheinallt Puw and Paul Rowlinson who represent local residents in the Bethesda area said: “There is a real need for such homes here in Dyffryn Ogwen, that will help people to continue to live and prosper in the area.

“It is an ideal location, close to the facilities on the high street, the surgery, the bus route and Lôn Las Ogwen.

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