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COMPLETED: Mill Street, Risca

Work on our prominent new housing development in Risca is now complete, with a total of 34 new and attractive homes now occupying Mill Street, just outside the town centre.

Built in partnership with construction firm, Morganstone, it is a mixed tenure development, which gives local people a range of affordable housing options, including grant funded shared ownership and rent to own schemes.

Supported by Caerphilly Council, as part of their wider action plan for the regeneration of Risca and Pontymister, a broad range of homes have been built, including 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, 2 and 3 bedroom houses and 6 supported living apartments, with communal areas and staff accommodation incorporated.

Over £5million has been invested in the project, including £2.8 million in grant funding from the Welsh Government.

“We were delighted to be able to offer choice and affordability at this scheme in Risca. There is huge demand for homes in the Caerphilly County Borough and at the Mill Street development, we made sure there was a variety of rental and purchase options available.” Neil Taylor, Head of Development (East) at Pobl Group.

In addition to this – and in line with Pobl Group’s commitment to making a difference – many community benefits have been associated with the Mill Street project, including the donation of a defibrillator to the Pontymister Welfare bowls club.

“Morganstone were delighted to continue our ongoing and successful relationship with Pobl Group working together on the Mill St project, delivering sought after homes in the locality and helping to meet Welsh Government’s target in providing 20,000 new affordable homes. We are delighted to have delivered this scheme in conjunction with Pobl Group, which has provided quality new homes for the town of Risca.” Ian Morgan, Managing Director at Morganstone.
“Delivering high quality affordable housing that meets the needs of local people is a key priority for the council. The Mill Street development is a great example of how we are working to achieve this through partnership working with Pobl and our other housing association partners.” Cllr Lisa Phipps, Cabinet Member for Homes, Places and Tourism at Caerphilly Council.

All properties on the Mill Street development have now been handed over, with occupants moving in to their new homes over the past four months.