Views sought for Barry Island flats proposals
4:04pm Monday 19th August 2013 in News
PROPOSALS for an affordable housing development at a former Barry Island hostelry will go on display on Thursday, August 29.
Newydd Housing Association will be displaying its ideas for an affordable housing development at the former Marine Hotel in Barry Island at a public consultation event.
The drop-in event at Barry Island Sports and Social Club, Redbrink Crescent, will be open between 2pm and 8pm and will give local residents an opportunity to view pictures and plans of the proposed development and share their views.
Newydd will redevelop the Marine Hotel in partnership with the Vale Council, should the proposal be approved by the authority’s planning committee on October, 24.
The project will be funded by Social Housing Grant awarded to the Council by the Welsh Government and private finance secured by Newydd Housing Association.
Detailed proposals designed by Tony King Architects include retaining the Marine Hotel structure and converting it to five one bedroom flats and three two bedroom flats.
The existing car parking area to the rear of the building will be reorganised to cater for additional apartment blocks and will provide 20 parking spaces.
The new apartment blocks will offer 12 one bedroom flats meaning 20 homes for rent once the development is completed.
It will provide local people with affordable housing by providing up to twenty high quality new homes for rent. The scheme is being funded by the Welsh Government as part of an initiative to help existing tenants who need to move to a smaller property as a result of the “bedroom tax”.
Chief executive of Newydd Housing Association, Paul Roberts said: “I would like to encourage local residents to drop in and see us at the event so that we can modify plans according to their views.”
Anyone unable to attend, but would like to share views can contact Jon Hurley of GJPlanning on 02920 660244 or email email@example.com by September, 16.