- October 8, 2018
- Posted by: Cardiff Labour Group
- Category: Latest News
The development of affordable housing in Cardiff goes from strength to strength as the Council works towards delivering 2,000 new council homes in the city.
Cardiff has committed to increase its housing stock to meet the growing demand for quality, sustainable council homes in the city and is making good progress towards its ambitious target, 1,000 of which will be complete by 2022.
The first of 600 new council homes for the city being delivered through the Cardiff Living scheme, a partnership between the Council and developer Wates Residential, are due to be handed over within a few weeks while around 65 are due to be complete by March 2019.
In addition to the Cardiff Living scheme, the Council has an additional build programme and work is due to start shortly on two innovative schemes that have been awarded Welsh Government grant funding to convert former shipping containers into flats for homeless families.
Two more new build schemes, to deliver 17 homes using a modular system which reduces construction time and improves the quality of the build, and the delivery of a PassivHaus compliant scheme at Highfields in Heath, have been shortlisted for this year’s round of Innovative Housing funding.
The Council is also in discussions to see more than 400 new council homes built on the Dumballs Road redevelopment site as part of a mixed tenure build programme in an area of high need for more affordable housing.