Caerau Ward Housing Renewal Area
The Council formally declared the Caerau ward as a housing renewal area on 13th September 2006 and will remain in place for a minimum of 10 years. The Caerau Ward Housing Renewal Area, which includes both villages of Nantyffyllon and Caerau, is the first to be identified and formally declared within Bridgend County Borough.
What is a renewal area?
A renewal area is a means of coordinating funding and services in a defined geographical area where it is recognised that there are housing, social and environmental problems. Renewal areas aim to effect the comprehensive revitalisation of an area, bringing about improvements to homes, shops, other commercial premises, the local environment and the infrastructure.
A positive impact on health and well-being is an essential target and every opportunity will be taken to utilise community initiatives. This is achieved by all local authority departments working in partnership with the private sector, other public bodies and most importantly, the local community to develop coordinated strategies to tackle the problems identified by the people who live and work in the area.
Renewal areas have proved to be extremely successful in Wales in tackling problems of deprivation that exists in certain areas and in creating truly confident and sustainable communities.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of work will be carried out?
External work will be undertaken to renovate the external fabric of houses to include roof coverings, rainwater goods, fascias, barge boards and the fitting of new windows and doors. Loft insulation, draught proofing and improved home security through the fitting of extra locks, bolts and security lighting is also being carried out.
Will I have to pay towards works carried out in my home?
Contributions are subject to a test of resources. The maximum will be 10% for an owner-occupier and 25% for landlords.
Has the Council already decided what it is going to do in the area?
We would welcome any suggestions that you may have for Schemes of Environmental Works to be undertaken which you consider would improve the community and general environment.
Will residents have a say?
The whole object of Renewal Areas is that they are community led. The Council will help and assist residents to form local groups to put ideas forward to the management and implementation groups.
How will residents be kept informed?
The Sustainable Renewal Team will keep residents up to date with regular newsletters and other correspondence.
For more information contact 01656 643429.