Photo of local councillors and Adra Officers in front of a bungalow at Cae Rhsoydd

A visit to Cae Rhosydd to see the latest housing development

Adra and Williams Homes Bala welcomed a delegation from Cyngor Gwynedd and Bethesda Community Council this week to see how old farmland full of history near Rachub has been transformed to create an affordable housing development. 

Photo of Cae Rhosydd from the sky

Adra, the largest housing association in north Wales, has developed the site to include 30 modern homes, including 26 houses and 4 bungalows, which are a mix of social rent and intermediate rent homes. 

All the houses on the development have an energy performance certificate (EPC) of A, with solar panels and are heated using Air Source Heat Pumps. 

This development is part of a partnership between Cyngor Gwynedd and Housing Associations as part of Gwynedd’s Affordable Housing Development Programme. The scheme was funded by the Welsh Government through Cyngor Gwynedd’s Social Housing Grant which aims to achieve the Council’s aim of building 700 social houses across the county by 2026/27. 

Gareth Davies-Jones, Adra’s Senior Development Project Manager, said: “We are very pleased to see the development completed. 

“There is so much demand for affordable housing in Gwynedd and north Wales, which reflects the national picture. Adra has made a firm commitment in its Corporate Plan to build new homes that are energy efficient, of high quality and affordable in terms of rent and heating costs.” 

Councilor Craig ab Iago, Cyngor Gwynedd’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Property, said: “Gwynedd is in a housing crisis and the demand for quality affordable housing is much higher than the supply in the county. As a Cabinet Member for Housing and Property, I am therefore very proud of the relationship we have with Housing Partners such as Adra as we work together to try to alleviate this problem for the residents of Gwynedd.” 

“Ensuring that Gwynedd’s affordable houses are greener, energy-efficient and reduce the carbon footprint is very important to me and to the Council, and it is great and a credit to Adra that they are building new homes that n align with this key principle.”