Works are well underway on the site of the former Navigation School, Crumlin to create 29 high quality new homes.
‘Kennard Point’ is our mixed tenure housing development being built in partnership with local developers M & J Cosgrove, Caerphilly County Borough Council and the Welsh Government.
The development is a combination of one, two and three bedroom houses and apartments available to rent and buy; with purchasers having the choice to buy through a range of purchase options including shared ownership and Help to Buy Wales. Pobliving – Pobl’s dedicated home ownership company will also be piloting their ‘rent to buy’ scheme.
Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Homes and Places, Cllr Lisa Phipps and ward member Cllr Mike Davies joined Pobl staff this week on a site tour to see for themselves how Kennard Point is taking shape.
Rhys Parry, Pobl East Development Director said “We were delighted to have the opportunity to show Cllr Lisa Phipps and Cllr Mike Davies around what is already looking like a really special housing development, built in a historic village, where brand new homes are scarce.
The range of purchase options available are perfect for people who can’t afford to buy outright at the moment, whilst the ‘rent to buy’ pilot gives those people who are looking to rent, the unique opportunity to move to outright purchase or shared ownership at a later date.
Pobliving have already had considerable interest shown in the new homes, and the show house hasn’t even opened yet!”
Nestled in the Ebbw Valley, Kennard Point is located within picturesque woodland surroundings yet is only a short walk away from excellent transport links and the local primary school.
The homes will be built to level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes and there are two training placements on the site.
The £3.5m housing development has been funded through Welsh Government’s Land Loan Scheme and forms part of the overall investment by the Council and Pobl Group to tackle the chronic shortage of affordable homes in the borough.
Cllr Lisa Phipps, Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Homes & Places said “Delivering high quality, affordable homes in places where people want to live is a key objective for the council. The excellent working relationship we have with Pobl and our other housing association partners is essential in helping us achieve this. The former Navigation School site will hold memories for many local people and it’s great to see the area being transformed. I’m grateful to Pobl for today’s visit and look forward to seeing the completed development.”
The show house is scheduled to be launched mid February, details are available on Pobliving’s website www.Poblliving.co.uk and the homes will be available to move in during Summer 2018
The housing development is named Kennard Point after Thomas Kennard the talented civil engineer responsible for constructing the Crumlin viaduct, which opened in 1857 and was dismantled over a hundred years later in 1966. The site has lay derelict since 2013.