Tenants have recently moved into the first new council homes to be built in the Caerphilly county borough in 19 years.
The homes, on the Bedwellty Field site in Aberbargoed, are owned and managed by Caerphilly County Borough Council and were secured through a Section 106 agreement with the Llanmoor Homes, the site’s developer.
There are 6 social rent homes on the 55-property development owned and managed by the council, as well as 2 low cost home ownership properties, which will offer opportunities for first time buyers to purchase their own home.
Leader of Caerphilly Council, Cllr Philippa Marsden, recently visited Mr and Mrs Huxley, new tenants at the development.
Mr Huxley said, “It’s so peaceful and quiet here it has helped my wife’s health issues. This move has really been life changing for our family.”
Cllr Marsden added “With ever increasing demand for affordable housing in the county borough, finding a range of methods to help meet this need is a key priority for us. In addition to working with private developers, such as Llanmoor, we have also embarked on our own exciting journey to build innovative new homes with the highest levels of energy efficiency.
“I’d like to thank Mr and Mrs Huxley for the warm welcome they’ve given me today and I hope they have a long and happy future in their new home.”