PLANNING consent was yesterday (January 12) approved by Conwy County Borough Council for the development of affordable homes in Llandudno.
The application, presented by ClwydAlyn, will allow the build of 77 one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom homes at Builders Street, providing a mixture of homes for families as well as over-55s.
Craig Sparrow, executive director of development for ClwydAlyn, said: “I’m delighted that our planning application for the development of Builder Street, Llandudno has been approved and we’re looking forward to taking the site forward.
“The development will provide 100 per cent affordable homes for local people, in an area where there is an independently identified shortfall.
“Our partnering contractor, Lane End Construction, has earmarked a section of land, which will be marketed for commercial development, in keeping with the current commercial restrictions on the land.
“The planning committee approved our plans back in March last year, and Welsh Government have decided not to call our planning application in.
“We are really pleased that we’ve got the green light to proceed on a development which will bring over £12.7 million of local investment, and support over 100 job opportunities in the area.
“Work on site is likely to start at the end of March 2022.
“This is a great step forward for us as we continue with our programme to deliver a further 1,500 new homes in North Wales by 2025 at an investment of £250m, bringing the total number of homes in management to over 7,500.”
Scott Ashall, land director of Lane End Group, added: “We are thrilled with the approval of our plans for the development of much-needed affordable housing in Llandudno and are looking forward to delivering the new homes to ClwydAlyn on this project.
“The team have worked very hard to get this project over the line.
“The design and the high standard of the build will ensure that the homes are not only stylish and comfortable, but fit for the future.
“We are delighted that the development on Builder Street will be our first project in North Wales, which is and area of growth for the group moving forward in 2022.
“We have a further 230 affordable houses currently in planning within the area and are actively seeking new land opportunities throughout North Wales to continue this growth.
“As a group, Lane End is committed to creating homes that enhance communities and this development will also include various social value initiatives under our Lane End New Beginnings Scheme, such as charity and community group donations and local labour provision, which all helps us give back to those communities in which we build.”