A FORMER community centre on the eastern side of Barry is to be converted so it can house the homeless.

Cadoxton House, on the corner of Oldmill Road and Little Moors Hill, is set to be converted into 13 studio apartments to house the homeless.

Vale of Glamorgan Council, who own the building, have a change of use planning application in with council planners for Cadoxton House which would see 13 self-contained studio flats built there.

The flats would include kitchen facilities and bathrooms, and staff facilities are also proposed for the site to accommodate onsite staff and provide space for services.

Barry And District News: There are plans to build 13 studio flats for the homelessThere are plans to build 13 studio flats for the homeless (Image: Google Maps)

Proposed external alterations to the building include the introduction of four additional windows, located at ground floor and first floor level on the north elevation, an additional window on the west elevation at basement level and the enclosing of the terrace on the ground floor with glass

Cadoxton House formally hosted drop-in sessions for members of the public, meeting rooms and office space, all associated with public facing functions of the building.

A smaller portion of the building was purpose built for the police; however, they only ever used a small portion of this area to provide a live video link to courtrooms.

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