Four new Rhewl homes to go on affordable housing register

Ten new properties are being constructed in Rhewl, Denbighshire, with six on the open market, and four available on the Tai Teg register.

The Tai Teg register, which was launched six months ago, offers north Wales residents the opportunity to rent or buy houses at a cost less than market value. Since its inception, more than 50 people have been through the register to find a home to rent or to buy.

Two of the homes are available for purchase under shared ownership, and two via intermediate rent, a lower than average rent rate.

All of the new Lôn yr Eglwys estate properties are designed to a spacious plan including larger than average rooms, and thermal insulation to reduce energy bills.

Dylan Roberts, regeneration services director at Grŵp Cynefin, said: “I’m excited to see these houses become the homes of local people in partnership with the Tai Teg scheme.

“We are committed to providing top quality properties, and the modern finish on the Lôn yr Eglwys plots will reflect this, with fully fitted kitchens and off-road parking included.

“Anyone interested in owning or renting one of the affordable units must be signed up to the Tai Teg register, and show homes will be available in due course.”

Cllr Tony Thomas, Denbighshire County Council’s lead member for housing, regulation & the environment added: “The Council is delighted to work in partnership with registered social landlords like Grŵp Cynefin to bring additional investment in affordable homes to the county, which will complement our own investment in new Council homes.

“This helps deliver the housing priority in the Council’s Corporate Plan contributing towards our target of providing 260 affordable homes across the county by 2022.”

To declare interest for a house on the Tai Teg website, applicants must be in employment and with a gross household income between £16,000 and £45,000, with some options catering for those earning up to £60,000.

Tai Teg does not include social housing, with people advised to continue to access the relevant council housing register in their area.

Grŵp Cynefin leads the Tai Teg project, but partners include The Snowdonia National Park Authority, together with the seven local authorities: Wrexham County Council, Flintshire County Council, Denbighshire County Council, Conwy County Borough Council, Gwynedd Council, Powys County Council, and Isle of Anglesey County Council.

Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd, Pennaf Housing Group, North Wales Housing, Wales & West Housing and Cartrefi Conwy make up the other housing associations involved with Tai Teg.

For more information on Tai Teg schemes and eligibility criteria, visit the website www.taiteg.org.uk or call 0845 601 5605.

Posted: 18.02.19

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