Posted 14 October 2016 by Keith Osborne
A new housing strategy for Cardiff is being assessed this week, with its aim to make the city “Europe’s most liveable capital”.
Cardiff Council will be looking at the scheme and its targets for housing provision and the improvement of neighbourhoods and services up to 2021, with particular focus on the most vulnerable in society and their need for better homes.
Cabinet member for health, housing and wellbeing, Susan Elsmore, told Wales Online: “We believe housing is at the heart of well-being and can have a huge impact on a person’s health and quality of life, and so we are committed to working with our partners to deliver high-quality, sustainable and affordable homes in Cardiff, particularly for those in most need, over the next five years.
“Doing this against a backdrop of continuing austerity, increased demand and new legislation will be a considerable challenge but we are fortunate to have a wealth of partners who share our values and priorities. This housing strategy supports all four of the council’s key priorities and reflects our aim of becoming Europe’s most liveable capital city.”
Here, we take a look at some of the very best current new builds on the private market across Wales:
Bryn y Mor in Old Colwyn, Conwy (Macbryde Homes)
Bryn y Mor is a development of 76 two-, three- and four-bedroom homes situated on the edge of countryside with far-reaching views to enjoy. Old Colwyn is just to the east of Colwyn Bay, with easy access to the North Wales Expressway along the coast and towards Anglesey and Chester. Open-plan living is a key feature, with kitchen/dining rooms or kitchen/breakfast/family rooms as the hub of different house types.
The area is close to resorts such as Rhos-on-Sea and Llandudno, with access through walking and cycling as well as by road. The regions is alos famous for the Welsh Mountain Zoo, Snowdonia and a number of historic National Trust sites in the area.
Help to Buy Wales is available on homes up to £300,000.
Prices: From £103,320
Find out more about Bryn y More from Macbryde Homes
King’s Wood Gate in Monmouth (David Wilson Homes)
Set just outside the market town of Monmouth, the development has two-, three-, four- and ficve-bedroom homes in an area that offers scenic views and a number of very good schools. Situated close to the England/Wales border, the town is well connected to Newport, Ross-on-Wye and Gloucester as well as being on the edge of the beautiful Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Open seven days a week for house-hunters to visit, the development has a wide choice of purchase assistance schemes including Help to Buy Wales, Part Exchange Xtra and Forces Properties Direct, open to a range of different homebuyers.
Find out more about King’s Wood Gate from David Wilson Homes
Bethany Lane in West Cross, Swansea (Hale Homes)
The Gower Peninsula, just west of Swansea, was Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the village of West Cross, just north of The Mumbles, has perfect access to it. Just one home at Bethany Lane remains for sale, the last four-bedroom detached house on this boutique development of just ten family properties. Part Exchange is an option.
Plot 4 is centred on an open-plan kitchen/dining/family room at the rear of the house, with a separate lounge and an integrated garage at the front. Upstairs, two of the bedrooms have their own en suites, while two further double bedrooms share a family bathroom.
The development has good access to local amenities and transport, while Swansea station, six miles away, and the M4 both provide convenient links further afield.
Find out more at www.hale-homes.co.uk ; 01792 462877
Green Meadows Park in Tenby, Pembrokeshire (Enzo’s Homes)
Tenby, on the Pembrokeshire coast, is a great base for some of Wales’s best-loved and most dramatic countryside and coastal beauty, with road and rail access to the principality’s busier south coast towns and cities.
Grean Meadows Park is just a mile from the town centre, a four-minute drive, with its wide range of useful shops and amenities alongside a host of historic and cultural buildings and three Blue Flag beaches.
There is currently a mix of three- and four-bedroom homes available at this development, with a variety of stone and rendered finishes making attractive street scenes.
Prices: From £325,000
Find out more at www.enzoshomes.co.uk ; 01269 597155