Posted: Wed 25th Mar 2020

Housing association submits plans for 12 new affordable homes in Buckley

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This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2020

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A housing association has submitted plans to create 12 new affordable homes in Buckley. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Clwyd Alyn wants to build a mixture of ten apartments and two houses for affordable rent on vacant land on Princess Avenue. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The social landlord said the aim was to provide good quality homes for families, couples and older people in place of a number of disused garages currently based at the site. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In a statement, representatives for the housing association said: “This scheme will meet the needs of families in the local area. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The type of housing offered will respond to the demands of older persons, couples and smaller families seeking good quality homes, as there is currently a shortage of small one and two bedroom accommodation in the area. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We aim to create a modern, well equipped housing scheme that is sensitive to the local context, whilst meeting a range of differing housing needs. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The new homes will need to be domestic in scale and appearance, attractive and energy efficient, encouraging ease of operation and convenient use. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Furthermore, the scheme’s brief aims to meet the Welsh Government’s housing technical standards, including Lifetime Homes and Design Quality Requirements.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Comments are currently being invited on the application via Flintshire Council’s website. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Planners are aiming to make a decision on the proposals towards the end of next month, although the authority has warned it could take longer to process some schemes while the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Liam Randall – Local Democracy Reporter (more here). ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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