Petition launched to save historic houses in Llangwnnadl for the local community


Llain Fatw (Image: BBC).

A petition has been launched with the aim of preventing two historic houses from being sold on the open market.


The petition launched by Arwel Williams is calling for the houses to be transferred to the local community, so that they can be renovated and then rented out to local residents.


The Llain Fatw houses in Llangwnnadl on Pen Llŷn were originally purchased in 1788, and since then have been rented out to local residents by the trustees of Elusen Llain Fatw— the charity responsible for the houses.


However, the trustees have now decided to put the grade II listed buildings up for sale on the property market at an estimated price of £175,000.


Speaking to BBC Cymru Fyw, Siân Parri, the chair of Cyngor Cymuned Tudweiliog said: (translated from the original Welsh):

"Young people are keen to establish something new in the community... to try to do something to address the problem of a lack of housing for locals in the face of an influx of incomers... and holiday homes in this area."

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