27 new homes planned in Benllech
A plan for 27 new homes on Anglesey has been unveiled by a North Wales housing association amid calls for more affordable housing in the area.
Submitted by Clwyd Alun Housing Association, the plans at Ponc y Rhedyn, Benllech would provide 18 two bedroom and nine three bedroom homes and provide “affordable rented homes to those in housing need.”
“They (Clwyd Alun) are an independent not-for-profit organisation registered and regulated by the Welsh Government,” notes the design and access statement accompanying the application.
“Being not-for-profit means any surplus income is put back into the business so that they are able to continue providing homes and services and achieve their objectives.”
Located near a recently built housing estate by Anwyl Homes, the developers went on to say it would “offer employment opportunities for those contracted to develop and build the scheme.”
“In addition and in the long term the proposed development will ensure that local services and facilities are sustained including the local primary and secondary schools and local facilities such as convenience stores, public houses and places of worship.
“Though the application site is located in the open countryside, it abuts the settlement of Benllech and is, therefore, put forward as an exception site for 100% affordable housing.
“(This) would go some way to address the current shortfall of housing land within Anglesey as shown in the most recent 2016 Joint Housing Land Availability Study and would provide much needed affordable homes.”
It’s expected that Anglesey Council’s planning department will make a decision over the coming weeks.
By Gareth Williams – Local Democracy Reporter
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