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Drop-in event arranged to discuss housing need in Llansilin

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3 January 2023

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Residents living in Llansilin and the surrounding area are being invited to give their views about their housing needs at a drop-in event later this month.

Powys County Council, in collaboration with Grŵp Cynefin, has arranged a drop-in session that will take place at Llansilin Memorial Hall on Saturday, 21 January from 10am to 1pm.

The council's Housing Development Officers will be available to answer questions and provide people with more information regarding a possible new-build housing project within Llansilin. A survey will be available for people to fill in to help the council understand the demand for affordable housing in Llansilin.

There will also be an opportunity for people to find out how they can register their housing need at the drop-in session.

Cllr Matthew Dorrance, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for a Fairer Powys, said: "We cannot build the stronger, fairer, greener Powys we want without tackling the housing emergency in the county. The only way we can achieve this is by increasing the number of council houses in our communities and building high-quality council homes is helping us do that.

"Our Affordable Housing Team will be working in communities throughout Powys to identify suitable land for housing and establishing housing needs.

"We want to gather as much information as possible and this drop-in event will allow residents to make their views known.

"We would encourage all members of the community to come along to this event but especially younger people, as we recognise that they have difficulty finding suitable affordable accommodation.

"This drop-in event is important as it will allow ask to gather the views from residents while we find out what the housing needs are for this area."

Anyone who can't attend the drop-in session but want to fill in the survey to let help the council understand the demand for affordable housing in Llansilin can do so by visiting https://www.haveyoursaypowys.wales/housing-need-in-llansilin.

The survey closes on Tuesday, 31 January, 2023.