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Chance for Plas Madoc tenants to view housing improvement plans at public event

Council tenants in the Plas Madoc area will this week have the chance to view plans for improvement works due to be carried out to their homes.

Hundreds of properties on the estate are undergoing major refurbishment works as part of Wrexham Council’s ongoing modernisation programme – which aims to bring council houses across the borough up to the Welsh Government’s Welsh Housing Quality Standard.

The improvements include re-roofing and installing External Wall Insulation to help keep houses warmer, improve their appearance and extend the lifespan of the buildings.

The first phase of the work is now well underway in the Bodlyn, Bran, Aled, and Idwal areas of the estate. Some properties in Idwal have already been completed.

The second phase is due to start soon and will cover homes in the Alwen, Dinas, Glaslyn, Gwynant and Peris areas.

Plans to demolish 22 ‘difficult to let’ properties in the Gwynant and Peris were approved by the Executive Board in April 2017. During the meeting last year it was noted that the ‘three storey properties offer little to landscape and environment as well as being unpopular and difficult to let’.

This week an information will take place at Plas Madoc Leisure Centre, offering an opportunity for
tenants to come and view the design plans for their homes. Housing officers will also be on hand to answer any queries about the work.

There will also be a chance to view some initial proposals/plans for new-build properties which Wrexham Council are planning to build on the estate.

In February Executive Board members approved a further £50.3m investment for housing improvement work to continue in 2018/19. This includes a Major Repairs Allowance grant, which the Welsh Government awards to local authorities to help them achieve the Welsh Housing Quality Standard.

Lead Member for Housing, Cllr David Griffiths, said: “We have committed to this huge investment to help us continue improvement work across the County Borough over the next 12 months.

“Our aim is to ensure that all our tenants homes meet the Welsh Housing Quality Standard by 2020 and I’m pleased to say we are well on track to achieve this.”

The information event will be held at the Aqua Lounge, Plas Madoc Leisure Centre, 11 April, from 2pm-6pm. It is a drop-in event and anyone is welcome to attend.

Source: Wrexham