Six members of the Welsh Government’s Public Accounts Committee descended on Loftus Garden Village yesterday as part of their ongoing inquiry into the regulation of welsh housing associations.
Pobl Group was one of four housing associations invited to be part of the inquiry, which is looking into how housing associations are structured and run. Members accepted the offer by Pobl to see first-hand an example of their diverse business and meet a handful of happy residents.
Loftus Garden Village is a truly multi-tenure development of 250 homes, where 60% are for affordable rent or sale and the remainder is for outright sale.
Members also had the opportunity to meet residents Luana Dee, who has purchased a 2 bedroom house as part of the Loftus Garden Village cooperative and Jackie Holey who had bought an apartment.
Luana Dee was delighted to have the opportunity to talk to the AM’s and told them “I love the arts and crafts design of my home.
Our community garden is a great place to connect with nature and neighbours walk, sit, and enjoy the pond life and the changing seasons.”
After the visit members took to social media to say how they had found the visit “most interesting” and it had “been a pleasure to visit” Loftus Garden Village.
The visit was arranged to coincide with the #SeneddNewport week of events being held throughout Newport.
Article created: 20th March 2017