A £1.5 MILLION housing development will mean 12 new flats for Barry.

Planning permission has been approved for land on Winston Road, in Barry, which was previously occupied by Colcot Clinic to be turned into 12 one-bedroom eco-friendly flats.

The £1.5 million development, by Vale of Glamorgan Council, will be added to the council’s housing stock to meet high demand for these types of properties.

The 12 flats will be built using sustainable methods – featuring energy efficient heating, solar panels, and rainwater harvesting – and will include open plan kitchen/living rooms, balconies, and off-street parking.

This is the latest scheme to address the need for housing and follows a similar development at Llys Llechwedd Jenner, while there are others in the pipeline at Hayes Road and Hayeswood Road in Barry along with an older persons’ apartment complex in Penarth.

With easy access to local shops, schools and bus stops, this development will help promote active travel, contributing towards the Council’s Project Zero, which aims to achieve a net zero carbon output by 2030.

Cllr Margaret Wilkinson, Vale of Glamorgan Council cabinet member for housing and building services said: “The development of the former Colcot Clinic site is another example of our commitment to provide Council housing for residents.

“The scheme will create a safe environment, near to local amenities, providing residents with a strong sense of community.

“It is important to us to offer residents quality housing and pleasant living spaces that are built with sustainability and green values in mind.”