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Work starts on Brecon Housing Project

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February 14th 2020

Image of turf cuttingWork has started on Powys County Council's first affordable housing development for social rent in over 40 years in Brecon.

Powys County Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Housing & Regulatory Services, Councillor James Evans officially started the £5.1m project for 32 affordable properties at Heol Y Ffynnon, Brecon by cutting the first turf.

The ceremony was watched by representatives from Neath-based JG Hale Construction Ltd, who have been appointed as lead contractor, local ward Councillor Matthew Dorrance and officers from Powys County Council.

The development is being built on the council land north of Heol Y Ffynnon and will provide a mix of 1,2,3 and 4 bedroomed low-carbon accommodation available at an affordable rent.

It is just the first of many housing developments the county council is planning across the county as part of the Vision 2025 priority - to build a minimum of 250 affordable homes in Powys.

Home grown Welsh timber will be used as part of its construction with timber being used for both the primary structure and external materials, including cladding, windows and doors, which supports the council's Wood Encouragement Policy.

Hale Construction are inviting a range of tradesmen including bricklayers, plumbers, plasterers, carpenters, floor layers, fencers, roofers, scaffolders and labourers to a Meet the Buyer event at Brecon Castle Hotel on Monday February 24 between 10 and 12 noon.

Caption: (L to R) Simone Hodges, Housing Development Project Officer, Nina Davies, Head of Housing and Community Services, Councillor Matthew Dorrance, St John's Ward, Councillor James Evans, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Housing & Regulatory Services, Michel Jarrett, Clerk of Works.

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