Published: 17th Jun 2020

Cardiff City Council has agreed in principle to buy more than 100 homes from developer Wates, amid ongoing uncertainty in the housing market caused by COVID-19. The cabinet agreed last week to purchase a total of 102 homes from the developer, subject to due diligenceand use them as council homes or for council-approved assisted home ownership. These include 28 four-bedroom houses on Wates’ development in Willowbrook, St. Mellons, which have not been reserved or sold. According to the cabinet report, the Willowbrook site is operational and the properties well advanced. The council is also set to buy 30 two bed flats in Briardean, North Road, that have not yet been marketed. This is in addition to the nine council properties already being built on the site. In addition, the council will also buy 33 flats and houses in Highfields, Heath. ‘Covid-19 has caused concerns about the immediate impact on the Housing … (To read the full article, subscribe below)