A new £1.5 million “affordable” housing scheme in Colwyn Bay, North Wales was officially opened by Welsh Government deputy minister, Hannah Blythyn AM.
The Nant Eirias scheme was delivered by North Wales Housing (NWH) and provides 12 one- and two-bedroom apartments.
“We are extremely pleased to have created 12 new affordable rent homes in Colwyn Bay,” said Helena Kirk, NWH’s chief executive. “This is the result of great partnership working with Conwy County Borough Council. By working together, we have improved the housing prospects of young local families and helped tackle the wider issue of housing shortage.”
The new homes are NWA’s first intermediate rent development. According to the organisation, this means they are aimed at people in work, or who can pay the rent without financial assistance but will be less than the rent charged for a similar home in the area from a private landlord.
Lettings were managed by Tai Teg, Conwy’s Affordable Homes Register.
The new development forms part of Conwy County Borough Council’s Bay Life Regeneration Programme; developed with the support of the Vibrant and Viable Places grant from the Welsh Government.
“We want to support our towns to ensure they are attractive, vibrant places for people to live, work and visit – and I was pleased to see the completed development and hope the residents will be happy in their new homes,” said Hannah Blythyn AM, deputy minister for housing and local government.
Councillor Charlie McCoubrey, cabinet member with responsibility for housing at Conwy County Borough Council, said: “This site had been an eyesore for years and, given its location, it was ideal for residential properties. So, I’m very pleased to see this development of good quality, affordable homes come to fruition.
“Affordable housing for local people is a key priority for the council and this project is an excellent example of what can be achieved when we work together I hope the tenants are settling in and I wish them all the very best in their new homes.”