In 2016/17 £5.1 million was invested into affordable housing in the Caerphilly county borough through Welsh Government’s Social Housing Grant Programme.
The money was secured by the council’s Housing Strategy Team and, through working with partner housing associations Pobl and United Welsh, has helped deliver a number of affordable housing developments across the county borough.
These include developments on the sites of former Fire Stations in Bargoed and Cefn Fforest. As well as creating a new use for these sites, the homes are being developed as part of Welsh Government’s Smaller Properties Programme; aimed at helping those who need to downsize as a direct result of the “bedroom tax”.
A development to create smaller properties to help those affected by “bedroom tax” is also currently underway on the site of the former Goodrich Hotel in Caerphilly.
There are also a number of affordable housing sites currently under development in the county borough, including the former Navigation School in Crumlin and Oakdale Hotel, located in the centre of the former mining village.
Cllr Lisa Phipps, the council’s Cabinet Member for Homes and Places, commented:
“Meeting people’s housing need is a key objective for the council. Collaborative working between the council and its partner housing associations is key in helping to deliver this objective. Everyone deserves the opportunity to live in good quality, affordable housing. The importance of such housing in contributing to health, wellbeing and regeneration should not be underestimated – housing is at the heart of all our communities.”
For more information on housing options available in the Caerphilly county borough visit the housing pages