News: Hendre development to begin in the New Year
Plans by the largest housing association in North Wales to build 45 new homes on a former school site in Caernarfon have been given the green light with work due to start in February 2019.
Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd (CCG)’s plans were approved by Gwynedd Council’s planning committee.
Beech Developments (NW) Ltd will work in partnership with CCG to build the houses at Hendre, Caernarfon. Once completed, 22 of the houses will be sold by Beech and 23 houses will be let on social rent by CCG.
The scheme will be a mixture of properties including two, three and four bedrooms houses and bungalows, some of which will be specially adapted for people with disability.
CCG’s Chief Executive Ffrancon Williams said: “We are very proud to be working with Beech Developments, a local, long standing new homes and development company on this development.
“With approximately 1200 applicants on the waiting list for affordable housing in Caernarfon it’s so important for us to be playing our part in providing people with efficient, modern and comfortable homes in the communities they want to live.
“This will be our largest scheme to date and our first in Caernarfon, and I’m really excited to see the work starting on site.
“As a progressive and growing organisation, we are aiming to build hundreds of new homes across North Wales over the next few years. Beech Developments is one example of the relationships that we have developed with contractors and developers to help meet the housing needs and provide people with affordable quality homes in their local communities.”
Matthew Gilmartin, Managing Director at Beech Developments added: “We are proud to be working in partnership with CCG and bringing forward this mixed scheme of Market and Affordable homes to Caernarfon. This is a first scheme of its kind for Beech Developments and we hope to be able to roll out this model with Housing Associations like CCG in the future.
“We have a sound reputation and a proven track record for building sustainable new quality homes in local areas for local residents creating employment for local people in the process.”
The scheme is due to be completed by summer 2020. The 23 social rented units are being funded by CCG and the Welsh Government’s Social Housing Grant.