How is Wales Delivering Affordable Housing for Locals?
Persimmon has announced that it is opening the door to homeownership for more families in Newport with the launch of a new site in Llanwern. How will this development help to deliver quality and affordable social housing to local people who need it most?

The housebuilder was joined by representatives from St. Modwen and Pobl Group to mark the recent release of 178 new quality homes for local people at its Springfield Meadows development at Glan Llyn. Now, Persimmon has partnered with Pobl at the Newport site in a move that will deliver 18 new social housing homes.

It Is Crucial That Housing Developments Focus On Sustainability

Glan Llyn is a £1 billion major regeneration project that is being overseen by St. Modwen, it is transforming the 600-acre former Llanwern Steelworks into a high-quality residential, business, and sustainable community development.

Persimmon’s Springfield Meadows development is said by the housebuilder to be designed to meet the needs of first-time buyers, families and people moving up the property ladder.

East Wales Sales Director, Victoria Williams, expressed that the location of the new development is perfect to create a community: “Newport was recently ranked the 3rd best place to live in the UK, and the city boasts a fantastic new shopping centre, a buzzing nightlife with a wealth of bars and restaurants, great schools and a coastal position offering scenic views, walks and outdoor activities.”

Victoria continued to explain that in addition to the Welsh Government’s recent extension of Help to Buy, Persimmon’s own Mortgage Support offer, Part Exchange and Home Change schemes, there is plenty of support available for tenants.

She said: “Our on-site Customer Hub at Llanwern is open five days a week from Thursday to Monday between the hours of 11 am to 6 pm, and we stand ready to help you with everything you want from a new home in Newport.”

The Development Is Embracing Community Infrastructure

The new site will provide a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes and as part of the commitment to the local community, Persimmon will build a mix of 1, 2 and 3-bed properties which will be transferred to Pobl.

Director of Development East at Pobl Group, Rhys Parry explained that to deliver developments like this one, it is essential to work collaboratively with other companies: “Features at Glan Llyn such as the open parkland and community facilities mean that this scheme is an excellent fit with our placemaking objectives at Pobl.”

Collaborative working is key to our ambition to deliver high quality affordable housing in places where people want to live, and it’s great to see work commencing on this site.

Once completed, Glan Llyn will be home to around 4,000 new high-quality homes and will include community infrastructure such as a new primary school and sports facilities, business infrastructure such as a new business park, and new transport links including roads, cycle routes, footpaths and bus services.