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Consultation launched for ‘no-gas’ residential housing development near Maesteg

Bridgend Road Maesteg (Pic: Google Maps)

A PUBLIC consultation has been launched for the creation of a ‘no-gas’ residential housing development near Maesteg.

The plans put forward by developers at Persimmon Homes could see the construction of 133 homes, described as being zero-carbon ready, at Pont Rhyd Y Cyff.

Proposals say the site based on land to the west of Bridgend Road is made up of two fields and woodland forming part of Tyn-Y-Waun Farm on land allocated for development under the council’s Local Development Plan.

Pont Rhys Y Cyff Proposals (Pic: Persimmon Homes)

A report published by Persimmon says it would consist of a range of house types and sizes from “two-bedroom houses to four-bedroom houses, which will be powered by air-source heat pumps and solar panels.”

It also says once completed 15% of the properties will be set aside as affordable housing, on the estate that would also contain green infrastructure, improved active travel links, and a play area with “attractive play facilities” for residents.

The plans read: “The vision for the site is to create a sustainable neighbourhood which responds to local character with a sensitive approach to landscape that delivers multi-functional green infrastructure that provides lifestyle and ecological benefits.”

Persimmon Homes West Wales’ managing director, Stuart Philips, also commented, saying: “Persimmon is pleased to present our scheme for Pont Rhyd Y Cyff  which outlines our plans to deliver 133 quality new homes in the area, giving local people the opportunity to remain in the community where they grew up.

“Our initial consultation provides an excellent opportunity for us to promote the scheme in detail and the many community benefits it will deliver, as well as ensuring local people can have their say and input into our plans.

“The development would support over 500 local jobs during construction, and will see a wide range of housing types for local families to meet the varying local need, with 15% of the properties being transferred to a housing association partner for the purposes of tackle local waiting lists.”