Cymru to build 20,000 low carbon social homes


The Welsh Government Minister for Climate Change, Julie James, will visit one of Cymru’s first ‘positive energy’ social housing schemes this morning, to demonstrate how it will double its spending on social housing for rent in 2021-22, for 20,000 new low carbon homes.


The ambitious plans will address a "rising demand for housing and the climate crisis", and will provide "good quality and affordable green homes to those who need them".


The Welsh Government said that all homes will be built to bold new quality and environmental standards with the aim for some of the stock "to go beyond net zero" and produce more energy than they use. A further announcement is expected before the end of this month.