Picture of Iwan Trefor Jones, Siân Gwenllian, Hywel Williams, Gemma Owen and Elin Owen outside one of the houses in Cae Rhosydd

Siân Gwenllian MS and Hywel Williams MP visit Cae Rhosydd

Adra housing association welcomed Siân Gwenllian MS and Hywel Williams MP to Cae Rhosydd last week to see how old farmland full of history near Rachub has been transformed to create an affordable housing development.

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, heated using Air Source Heat Pumps and fitted with electric car charging points.

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.

Iwan Trefor Jones, Chief Executive of Adra, said: “We are very pleased to see the development completed and that tenants have moved in.

“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 our Corporate Plan to build new homes that are energy efficient, of high quality and affordable in terms of rent and heating costs.”

Siân Gwenllian MS added: “A high proportion of my caseload is related to the urgent need for housing, and it’s encouraging to visit a new development that plays a part in addressing that need.

“It is also good to hear that sustainability is at the heart of the development, and that Adra is doing their part in investing in green technology in order to reduce the carbon footprint of the homes.

“I’m looking forward to seeing local families and individuals start a new chapter in their lives in these houses, ensuring that the Rachub community continues to thrive.”

Hywel Williams MP said: “I was very pleased with the opportunity to visit the new development. The standard is excellent and the houses and bungalows will provide local people with the permanent transport homes that are so much in demand.”