Published: 10th Dec 2019

Caerphilly Council has published new plans to build its first local authority homes since 2003. The plans were included in a report entitled Building Together which was recently endorsed at a recent meeting of the council’s housing and regeneration scrutiny committee. The report includes proposals, subject to planning approval, to build new council housing on small developments in Nelson, Bedwas and Trecenydd. A new purpose-built scheme for older persons is also being considered on the site of the former Ty Darren care home in Risca. A number of larger development sites are also part of the proposal, with feasibility studies planned to assess viability. The report also outlines the council’s plans to explore the use of modern methods of construction, including modular homes built off-site. This approach would deliver energy efficient homes with a much smaller carbon footprint than traditional methods of construction, in-line with recommendations from the 2019 Independent … (To read the full article, subscribe below)