Work has started on a housing development which will see the construction of the first council homes to be built in Wrexham since 1991.

We’re working alongside developers Liberty to build new council homes at the site of the former Nant Silyn residential care home on Pont Wen, Caia Park.

There will be 14 new properties including eight apartments, four two bedroom houses, one older person’s one-bed bungalow and one fully adapted two-bed bungalow.

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Work started on the site earlier in the winter, and is due to be complete in 2020.

“Absolutely delighted”

Cllr David Griffiths, Lead Member for Housing at Wrexham Council, said the authority was pleased to be building its first social housing development in nearly 30 years.

Cllr Griffiths said: “We’re absolutely delighted that we’re bringing new social properties in Wrexham.

“This will be the first council developments to be built since 1991, and we’re very pleased that we’re able to bring new housing to this site.

“The development will transform the site of the former Nant Silyn, which was closed four years ago, into a new community and we’re glad that we’re working alongside Liberty on this new development.

“And the provision of new council properties will complement our ongoing work under the Welsh Housing Quality Standards (WHQS), which has seen hundreds of council properties modernised and brought up to 21st century standards.”

The Nant Silyn scheme forms the first of a number of social housing developments earmarked for Wrexham, with a further development at Plas Madoc awaiting planning approval.

Cllr Mark Pritchard, Leader of the Council, said: “This is an ambitious project for Wrexham Council and will supply lifetime homes for our tenants

“I’m very pleased that we’ve been able to come to a point where we’re constructing new council homes, and know that these new properties will go a long way to fulfilling the housing needs of some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.”

“Look forward to delivering these much-needed homes”

Ray Jones, Group Managing Director of Liberty, said the project would provide much-needed social housing to the town.

“The regeneration of disused brownfield sites will create attractive and modern living spaces in an area brimming with natural beauty.

“We are naturally delighted to be working with Wrexham County Borough Council on this exciting project and very much look forward to delivering these much-needed homes.”

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