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Transformed Conwy Housing Estate Wins Coveted Award


A housing estate in Conwy has become the first in Wales to be awarded a coveted environmental award.

Housing association Cartrefi Conwy, along with local environmental groups, spent more than three years transforming the Parc Peulwys estate in Llysfaen, above Old Colwyn, from an area blighted by anti-social behaviour and drug abuse into a pleasant housing estate with open green spaces.

Cartrefi Conwy created a dramatic new entrance to the estate as part of a £1.1 million project which included landscape improvements, traffic management, new footpaths, a nature trail and enhanced play areas.

That came on the heels of a £4 million housing improvement scheme to renovate more than 260 homes on the estate, with pioneering external wall insulation and other measures designed to slash energy bills by 40 per cent.