Nant Silyn, Wrexham, social housing

Wrexham County Council and Liberty are to build new council homes at the site of the former Nant Silyn residential care home on Pont Wen, Caia Park

Work has started on a housing development which will see the construction of the first council homes to be built in Wrexham since 1991.

There will be 14 new properties including eight apartments, four two-bedroom houses, one older person’s one-bed bungalow and one fully adapted two-bed bungalow. The development is due to be completed in 2020.

The Nant Silyn scheme forms the first of a number of social housing developments earmarked for Wrexham, with a further development at Plas Madoc awaiting planning approval.

First social housing development in nearly 30 years

Councillor David Griffiths, lead member for housing at Wrexham Council, said the authority was pleased to be building its first social housing development in nearly 30 years.

Griffiths commented: “We’re absolutely delighted that we’re bringing new social properties in Wrexham.

“The development will transform the site of the former Nant Silyn, which was closed four years ago, into a new community and we’re glad that we’re working alongside Liberty on this new development.

“And the provision of new council properties will complement our ongoing work under the Welsh Housing Quality Standards (WHQS), which has seen hundreds of council properties modernised and brought up to 21st century standards.”

Councillor Mark Pritchard, leader of the council, said: “This is an ambitious project for Wrexham Council and will supply lifetime homes for our tenants.

“I’m very pleased that we’ve been able to come to a point where we’re constructing new council homes, and know that these new properties will go a long way to fulfilling the housing needs of some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.”

Ray Jones, group managing director of Liberty, added: “The regeneration of disused brownfield sites will create attractive and modern living spaces in an area brimming with natural beauty.

“We are naturally delighted to be working with Wrexham County Council on this exciting project and very much look forward to delivering these much-needed homes.”

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