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A North Wales housing group has announced it will build around 300 homes over the next year – along with plans to create a total of 1,500 new homes by 2022.

Pennaf Housing Group, based in St Asaph, say it completed 135 housing units across North and Mid Wales in the financial year to March 2018. The group say this was achieved by working in partnership with six local authorities and the Welsh Government, as well as arranging private finance for both these and a number of separate initiatives.

The new homes planned in the current financial year include a mixture of general and supported housing to be managed by Clwyd Alyn Housing Association, which is part of the Pennaf Group, and by Offa, the group’s commercial property services arm.

They will also complete specialist homes for older people such as three new extra care schemes in Anglesey, Flintshire and Wrexham which will include a total of 196 self-contained apartments and communal facilities for those aged 60 and over who have some level of assessed support need.

Locally the group is set to complete a new development of 50 one and two bed affordable apartments to rent in Rivulet Road in Wrexham; as well as the new Maes y Dderwen extra care housing scheme on Grosvenor Road, which will include 60 one and two bed apartments and a wide range of communal facilities for those aged 60 and over.

Craig Sparrow, corporate director commercial services for Pennaf said: “We are working closely with our local authority partners across the region, as well with the Welsh Government to create a wide range of high-quality affordable housing options, meeting the priority housing needs in each specific county area.”

Clare Budden, group chief executive for Pennaf added: The Pennaf Group Business Plan includes a commitment to create a further 1500 new units of housing across north and mid Wales by 2022, representing an overall investment of more than £200m.

“This will not only provide much needed affordable homes for local people, it will also make a significant contribution to the economy of the area, creating and safeguarding jobs in the construction sector.

“Our commitment to creating great homes and thriving communities is made possible thanks to partnership working with local authorities and the Welsh Government. Together with our partners we are working to transform housing options across the region.”

Source: Wrexham

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