Gerald Jones, MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, recently attended a tour of Lovell Homes and Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association’s new Ymyl yr Afon development, to inspect first-hand the progress of the site and meet new residents, with Dawn Bowden AM.
Ymyl yr Afon is a development of new homes, including social housing, located between Merthyr Vale and Aberfan, with 110 available through Lovell and a further 43 affordable homes available through Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association, as part of the project to transform the former Merthyr Vale Colliery site into a new community.
The programme has also included the development of a new local school, Ynysowen Community Primary School.
Gerald Jones MP said:
“It’s a very welcome sign of confidence in the local community that these new homes are being developed by Lovell, and Dawn and I were pleased to meet local families who are already moving into the properties as they’re completed”.
Dawn Bowden AM added:
“I am pleased that the Welsh Government was able to support Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association in developing 43 affordable homes on this site, and this will be a significant contribution to meeting some of the housing needs in the area”.
Gemma Clissett, Regional Partnerships Director at Lovell, said:
“We were delighted to welcome representatives from the Welsh Government and Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association to the development and we’re thrilled at how it is taking shape.”
Karen Courts, Chief Executive of Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association, commented:
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Lovell and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council on this exciting new development that will provide 153 high quality new homes, of which 43 homes will be affordable housing for rent.”