House being built

Wrexham Council builds first council houses in 30 years

Wrexham Council has recently completed the building of its first development of council houses since 1991.

After a 30 year hiatus, the authority were able to start building thanks to funding from the Welsh Government’s Housing Revenue Account and Affordable Housing Grant.

14 properties have been built on the site of a former care home and consists of eight apartments, four multi-level houses and two bungalows.

The properties have already been allocated to tenants, with many moved in already and include fibre broadband being available for connection by tenants.

As well as this,
the new build houses and bungalows also have solar panels and battery storage to support lower energy costs.

This development is just the start of Wrexham Council’s council house building projects, with work already underway at another site, while two further schemes have planning permission in place.

Commenting, Wrexham Council’s
Lead Member for Housing, Councillor David Griffiths said:

“I’m more than pleased with the quality. This is setting the standard for everything else. Wrexham has stepped up to the challenge and the people who have benefitted are the people in the community.”

Leader of Wrexham Council, Councillor Mark Pritchard added:

“As leader of Wrexham Council, I’m delighted to see the Clos Nant Silyn development kick-off our home building programme alongside our continuous commitment to refurbish our older housing stock.

Earlier this year, the council’s Executive Board met and approved the Housing Revenue Account Business Plan that will see Wrexham Council investing £58.9m into the council housing stock of over 11,000 properties throughout the 2021-22 financial year.”

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