Planning permission has been granted for a new 125 home 'garden village' in the community of Pontllan-fraith, Sir Gaerffili.
Approval for the Chartist Garden Village development was given during a remote meeting of Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Planning Committee, held on Wednesday 3rd November.
Chartist Garden Village is a collaboration between the council and the Pobl Group which will result in the development on the former Pontllanfraith House council offices site comprising up to 125 homes— of these approx.83 (two thirds of the development) will be affordable; including opportunities for low cost home ownership and social rent.
The development will follow the ‘garden village’ concept, with "arts and crafts style homes, designed to enhanced space standards, built around a landscape of street trees, grass verges and open green spaces".
Cllr Lisa Phipps, the council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said “There is an increasing need for affordable housing in the county borough and the council is committed to working to meet this demand."
“This flagship development will bring much needed, high quality homes to a prime location; offering a range of housing options for local people.”
Ellis Cunliffe, Project Manager at Pobl Group, added “We are delighted to have received planning permission and are proud to collaborate with Caerphilly Council on this flagship scheme. Our vision is to create a modern garden village with a real sense of place and community, using good design principles and by enhancing the green infrastructure.”
“At Pobl, placemaking is at the heart of what we do, and these principles will be reflected in Chartist Garden Village. The scheme will offer a blend of housing options including affordable homes, social rent and shared ownership homes, as well as outright sale homes. We have also incorporated sustainable urban drainage features into the design, increasing the amount of green spaces and naturalistic play areas.”