Photo: The Mayor Cllr Stuart Baldwin, Madeleine Moon MP, Darrin Davies and Paul Ryall-Friend of Valleys to Coast at Ael Y Bryn, North Cornelly.

Valleys to Coast, the largest housing association in Bridgend, has started work on the development of 23 new, affordable homes at Ael Y Bryn in North Cornelly.

Valleys to Coast have appointed Hale Construction, a company based in Neath, to build the £3.7million development over the next 12 months. The scheme is part funded by the Welsh Government’s Social Housing Grant secured through Bridgend County Borough Council.

Darrin Davies, Director of Development & Asset Investment at Valleys to Coast, said: “In order to maximize our impact we are always keen to collaborate with partners across all sectors. The development will offer a range of one, two and three bedroom affordable homes in areas where they are needed and help towards the predicted housing demand.”

Cllr Dhanisha Patel, Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Future Generations said:

“It’s great to see a vacant garage site being transformed into a brighter, better and more sustainable place offering new homes for the local community. We look forward to visiting again when they have all been built.”

Madeleine Moon MP for Bridgend said:

“The UK is facing a crisis in affordable home provision, and urgent action is required across the country to address this issue. I see evidence of this every week in my constituency casework, with families desperate to find suitable local accommodation.

“So I am delighted to be here today for Valleys to Coast’s Ael Y Bryn development in North Cornelly, which will provide long-term, affordable homes for young families here in Bridgend.”

To apply for housing in Bridgend please visit www.bridgend.gov.uk