Anti-social flat block to go
A block of flats on an estate with a “poor reputation” for anti-social behaviour is set to be demolished in a bid to entice more people to want to live in the area.
Cartefi Conwy says it’s 30 flat complex at Glanrafon in Llanrwst is in a poor state of repair and is seeking planning permission to replace it with 14 affordable semi-detached and terraced homes.
The 3,538 square metre site would feature 10 three bedroom and four four bedroom properties, along with parking, landscaping and a public open space, with access continuing off Cae Llan.
A report to Conwy Council planners said: “Due to the high level of anti-social behaviour within the estate and perception of anti-social behaviour in the area there is no demand on the housing register for properties in the estate.
“It was apparent there needed to be a holistic review of accommodation and as such it was agreed to no longer allocate void properties in a block in the estate.”
It added: “As a result of the poor reputation local people have been moving out of the area seeking accommodation elsewhere. Instead it has resulted in the in-migration of people from outside the area, which has increased social tensions further.
“It is considered that the proposed development would remove the stigma attached to the site at present, providing new, attractive and safe accommodation, enhancing the affordable housing provision within the area.”
By Shane Brennan – Local Democracy Reporter
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