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Welsh Government funding facilitates new social housing in Pyle

The site of a former Bridgend pub, The Old Crown Inn in Pyle which was demolished in 2018, has been transformed to offer new social housing, providing inviting and affordable living accommodation.

In partnership with Linc Cymru and using funds from Welsh Government’s Social Housing Grant, the council has supported the completion of the four new homes that have built by the Castell Group - a property development company that specialises in the provision of social, affordable and adapted housing in the South Wales area.

“We’re delighted to have completed these four much-needed social homes,” said Dorian Payne, Managing Director of Castell Group. “These properties will provide affordable, high-quality accommodation for families.”

The homes benefit from three bedrooms, as well as generous living areas, downstairs wet rooms and ample parking.  The properties are designed to obtain the maximum energy efficiency certification (EPC A), allowing tenants to experience lower fuel costs.  Properties are fitted with electric heating rather than gas, and solar PV panels on the roof promote decarbonisation, as well as decrease CO2 emissions.

We have provided £600,000 of our Welsh Government Social Housing Grant allocation to support the development of these four modern properties in Pyle.

Providing up to date amenities, with adapted spaces, as well as demonstrating consideration for the climate challenges we face globally, these new builds are a great asset to the area. It’s wonderful that we have been able to transform the site into quality homes for families to enjoy.

With an increasing need for housing across the borough, it’s great to see new, carbon efficient homes opened up to those most in need.

Councillor Rhys Goode, Cabinet Member for Housing, Planning and Regeneration

Executive Director of Property and Commercial, Louise Attwood, of Linc Cymru, said: ““We’re passionate about creating environments where people can flourish.  These new homes will provide a safe and secure place for families to live.”

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