Af­ford­able homes de­vel­op­ment a boost for fam­i­lies

Llanelli Star - - Letters - Ian Lewis @IanLewis80 [email protected]­di­awales.co.uk 07790 591150

DOZENS of fam­i­lies will soon ben­e­fit from a new af­ford­able hous­ing de­vel­op­ment in Llanelli.

Car­marthen­shire Coun­cil’s plan­ning com­mit­tee has given the green light to a 34-house scheme on land close to the Dy­lan hous­ing es­tate in Bryn.

Made up of 28 two-bed­room homes and six fourbed­room homes, the de­vel­op­ment is part of the coun­cil’s on­go­ing drive to de­liver 1,000 more af­ford­able homes across the county by 2021.

Ac­com­pa­nied by a de­tailed drainage strat­egy to dis­pose of sur­face wa­ter run-off, the plans also in­clude an ex­ten­sive pro­gramme of ac­cess, park­ing and land­scap­ing im­prove­ments. A new wet­land pond fea­ture will be in­tro­duced nearby, as well as a new park with children’s play equip­ment.

Led by the coun­cil, the plans also in­clude a £64,560 con­tri­bu­tion to im­prove ed­u­ca­tional fa­cil­i­ties at Ys­gol Bryn Teg and Bryn­g­wyn School.

Coun­cil­lor Linda Evans, Car­marthen­shire Coun­cil’s ex­ec­u­tive board mem­ber for hous­ing, said: “This is a ter­rific scheme that will help fur­ther meet the need for af­ford­able homes across the county, while pro­vid­ing im­proved ed­u­ca­tional fa­cil­i­ties for nearby schools, land­scaped spa­ces for re­cre­ation, and play equip­ment for children.

“Ex­pert anal­y­sis has also shown the scheme will be in keep­ing with the char­ac­ter of the area, while not hav­ing an ad­verse im­pact on traf­fic flows.

“In 2016, we launched our multi-mil­lion pound Af­ford­able Homes Com­mit­ment to pro­vide more, high-qual­ity, low cost homes through­out Car­marthen­shire. We’re now over the half-way mark in our drive to de­liver 1,000 more af­ford­able homes by 2021, which shows how se­ri­ously we’re tak­ing this com­mit­ment.”

Pro­pos­als for ad­di­tional plans to de­liver even more af­ford­able homes are due to be an­nounced in the new year.

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