£2.1million rural housing in Wenvoe gets approval

A development of fifteen affordable homes, with spectacular views of Cardiff, has received planning permission.

Newydd Housing Association has received approval to build 6 one bedroom apartments and 9 two bedroom houses to meet affordable housing need in the small hamlet of Twyn-yr-Odyn, which lies south west of Culverhouse Cross close to Wenvoe and St Lythans.

Located on the brownfield site of a former bus depot and vehicle repairs centre, stunning views of Castell Coch, the Caerphilly mountain range and key Cardiff landmarks will be seen from the proposed rear gardens.

The look of the £2.1million housing development will be equally as striking. The design team have ensured that the scheme will be in-keeping with the history and character of its rural surroundings by proposing to use reconstituted stone and colourful render to give the development a village feel.

Using grant from the Welsh Government supported by the Vale of Glamorgan Council to keep rents affordable, together with private finance, Newydd hopes that construction will begin before the end of 2017, with the aim of offering these brand new homes for affordable rent early 2019.

As part of the planning consent Newydd will also be undertaking a series of traffic calming measures along St Lythans Road following comments received during public consultation with the local community.

Cllr Colin Thomas, Chair of Wenvoe Community Council said, “We welcome the provision of extra affordable housing in the eastern part of the rural Vale and particularly on this brownfield site.”

These homes will be available for affordable rent and are being developed to address local housing need, priority will be given to applicants with a connection to the local community. Residents with an interest in renting one of these properties should register with Homes4U, the affordable housing register for the county.