Thirty-four families will soon be opening the front doors of their new homes in Torfaen. The homes have been built in collaboration with Torfaen Housing Services, using the Welsh Government’s Social Housing grant. The contractors used local labour on the sites.
Twenty homes on the former Pontymoile Primary School site in Pontypool and 14 homes at Two Locks Road in Cwmbran will offer a range of housing option such as social rent, low-cost home ownership and intermediate rent.
The Minister for Housing and Local Government, Julie James said: “We want everyone to live in a home that meets their needs and supports a healthy, successful and prosperous life. Good quality homes are the bedrock of good communities and form the basis for individuals and families to flourish in all aspects of their lives.
“I am delighted these homes will provide high quality, affordable family housing to families in Torfaen and that they have been able to progress safely despite the challenging circumstances we are facing.”
Cllr David Daniels, Cabinet Member for Adult Services & Housing, said: “It is great to see Bron Afon continuing to deliver much needed housing schemes across the borough.
“Offering families the opportunity to live in good quality, energy efficient affordable homes is essential in the current climate we find ourselves.
“Recent events have highlighted just how important it is to have somewhere to call home. Covid-19 has put significant pressure housing services, but seeing the continued partnership working and delivery of affordable housing is very positive.”
Alan Brunt, our chief executive, said: “Getting homes built is essential to help the housing crisis in the country. We can’t wait to hand over the keys so these families can move in and enjoy living in their new homes.”
A further 19 homes will complete the Pontymoile scheme with these becoming ready in the middle of September. we also have a number of other sites which are in the early stages of planning and development which will deliver further affordable housing for Torfaen residents.