Work starts on £11m Cwmbran social housing estate

First published in News South Wales Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

WORK is under way on the construction of 111 new homes in the heart of Cwmbran.

Social housing not-for-profit company Melin Homes has started its biggest build, the Cae Nant development, a project, costing £11.1 million, on the site of the former Brookfield Primary School.

The development will provide properties to rent and buy at a central location in the town.

Cae Nant will offer a mixture of houses and flats and will also feature an extra care scheme to provide a safe and secure environment for older residents.

Melin has been working in partnership with Torfaen council and the Welsh government to fund the 111 homes.

The scheme is being built for Melin Homes by Greenhill Construction and the first phase of homes is due to be completed in spring 2013.

Councillors, representatives from Greenhill, Melin staff and members of the board visited the site to see how work is progressing.

They also witnessed a brick-laying ceremony by Melin chairman Doiran Jones and Cllr Gwyneira Clark.

Mr Jones said: “I was very impressed with the speed in which these properties are going up.

“In no time at all we will be welcoming families into their new homes.”

Mark Gardner, Melin’s chief executive, added: “Once again, Melin is proud to be providing high-quality, homes in Torfaen. After visiting the site, I am delighted with the progress that has been made and I look forward to seeing the finished product.”

If you would like to live in Cae Nant, you can register your interest by visiting nowyourhomes.co.uk or call Melin Homes on 08453 101102.

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8:27am Fri 12 Oct 12

Magpiexx says...

Chris you know nothing about melin if that's what you think. I'm married with a steady professional job and I lived in a melin home for 4 years. Most of the people in my street also worked. No drug addicts and all houses well looked after.

I've since moved on and bought my own home, something I was only able to save for by avoiding paying extortionate private rent.
Chris you know nothing about melin if that's what you think. I'm married with a steady professional job and I lived in a melin home for 4 years. Most of the people in my street also worked. No drug addicts and all houses well looked after. I've since moved on and bought my own home, something I was only able to save for by avoiding paying extortionate private rent. Magpiexx
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8:35am Fri 12 Oct 12

Mervyn James says...

Casting doubt onto disabled people is not welcome either. It is this sector Social Housing is designed FOR. It is not for families that are all working with 3 cars ion the drive either. It is easy enough for landlords to ascertain if an potential tenant is validated for a home, perhaps the issue is nobody does that, a quick check up with the police or a medical would soon show if they were eligible or not. Problem tenants would be on a list so would not get offered a home.
Casting doubt onto disabled people is not welcome either. It is this sector Social Housing is designed FOR. It is not for families that are all working with 3 cars ion the drive either. It is easy enough for landlords to ascertain if an potential tenant is validated for a home, perhaps the issue is nobody does that, a quick check up with the police or a medical would soon show if they were eligible or not. Problem tenants would be on a list so would not get offered a home. Mervyn James
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6:47pm Fri 12 Oct 12

Magor says...

Why is it not for families that are working with 3 cars on the drive? They may be working in low paid jobs and need the cars to get to work and have no chance of getting a mortgage.
Why is it not for families that are working with 3 cars on the drive? They may be working in low paid jobs and need the cars to get to work and have no chance of getting a mortgage. Magor
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7:05pm Fri 12 Oct 12

digispamman says...

lets see how many go to feck less chavs and economic immigrants.
lets see how many go to feck less chavs and economic immigrants. digispamman
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8:36pm Fri 12 Oct 12

chris227 says...

you can see it now i bet there down the john fielding weatherspoons celebrating now
you can see it now i bet there down the john fielding weatherspoons celebrating now chris227
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