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Council leader cuts ground on new site in Merthyr

26 May 2023

A special ground-breaking ceremony has marked the start of construction of a new development in Merthyr Tydfil.

The ground was recently cut at the site by Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Leader, Cllr Geraint Thomas, alongside representatives from our East Wales region.

The site off Elm Tree Grove has full detailed planning permission for 121 quality new homes, and will include a mix of homes from one to five-bed properties.

The start of construction will see a substantial work programme undertaken on site with the scheme also set to deliver a new access road and junction.

As part of the development, Persimmon will also partner with local housing association, Merthyr Valleys Homes, who will receive 12 properties at the Twynyrodyn site as part of the housebuilder’s contribution to the local community.

Merthyr County Borough Council will also receive £300,632 from Persimmon through the Community Infrastructure Levy which will be used to deliver improvements locally.

Leader of Merthyr County Borough Council, Cllr Geraint Thomas said:

“It was a pleasure to join Persimmon to break ground at its new development in Twynyrodyn.

“The site will deliver 121 new homes for local people and I am pleased Persimmon is partnering with local housing association, Merthyr Valleys Homes, to deliver 12 properties as part of the housebuilder’s contribution to the local community.

“The Council will also receive over £300,000 pounds through the Community Infrastructure Levy to invest in Merthyr Tydfil which is welcome investment.

“We are committed to ensuring that new homes are built and investment flows into Merthyr Tydfil, and I look forward to seeing the site develop and families moving onto site next year.”

The proposals for the development include a significant area of open green space in the northern part of the site which will include climbing boulders, balancing logs and grassed mounds.

In the southern part of the site, there will be a large multi-functional area of open green space, which will form part of a sustainable drainage scheme for the development.

An active travel route will also be installed along the main highway in the western part of the site for pedestrians and cyclists, linking to the playground and Penheolferthyr to the north, and the open spaces and existing trails to the south.

Commenting, from our East Wales region managing director, Lee Woodfine said:

“We are very excited to start construction at our new site in Merthyr and delighted to be joined by the Council Leader to break ground in Twynyrodyn.

“The development will deliver much-needed homes for local people, especially young families and first-time buyers who otherwise might struggle to get onto the housing ladder with the aim to secure first completions next year.

“The scheme will also deliver significant community benefit locally in Merthyr including new jobs, road and active travel infrastructure, sustainable drainage and open green space.

“We are proud of our roots in the South Wales Valleys, and we are committed to building the best value homes in sustainable and inclusive communities such as Twynyrodyn, which will contribute to the area’s successful ongoing economic regeneration.”

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