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Housing Services to attend Newtown Food Festival

Image representing Housing Services to attend Newtown Food Festival
30 August 2018 

Image of council housingResidents living in Newtown will have a chance to share their ideas for new affordable homes in their area at the town's food festival this weekend.

Officers from Powys County Council's Housing Service will be at Newtown Food Festival this weekend (Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September).

The council is looking to re-develop the former Red Dragon site in Maesyrhandir for affordable housing.

Cllr James Evans, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: "We are committed to developing 250 additional homes over the next five years that meet the needs of the local communities across Powys.

"Our Housing Service is working in communities throughout Powys to identify sites suitable for housing. Their work has seen us purchase the Red Dragon pub on Plantation Lane and we intend to build affordable housing on this site.

"By attending Newtown Food Festival, we can then speak to residents directly to establish the housing need in the area."

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