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Shadow Minister for Education visits Carn y Cefn development bringing nearly 300 homes to the Gwent Valley

15 February 2023

Laura Anne Jones MS, took time out of her schedule to pay a visit to East Wales' Carn y Cefn housing development, situated on the site of former Ebbw Vale Comprehensive School and College.

The East Wales development includes a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bed properties and is situated within the Shadow Minister’s region of South East Wales.

Whilst visiting the site, Laura Anne Jones MS heard Carn Y Cefn development is delivering a substantial £29m investment in the Gwent Valleys, and providing nearly 300 much-needed new homes in the area - 55 of which are being made available for social housing provision with United Welsh.

As well as delivering quality new homes for local people, the site at Carn Y Cefn will also create more than 200 jobs over its construction life, as well as boosting the local economy by £7m per annum.

As Shadow Minister for Education, Laura Anne was also interested to hear that East Wales have agreed to contribute over seven hundred thousand pounds towards education provision, which will be split between Glyncoed and Willowtown Primary Schools.

Commenting on the visit to Carn y Cefn site, Shadow Minister, Laura Anne Jones MS said:

“It was great to have the opportunity to visit Persimmon’s Carn y Cefn site and see for myself the development that is providing much needed good quality homes for local people here in Blaenau Gwent.

“To also hear how this development is bringing with it employment opportunities and investment to the area is something which I warmly welcome.”

Carn y Cefn's Site Manager Andy Lewis said:

“It was a pleasure to give the Shadow Minister for Education a tour of the site here in Ebbw Vale.

“It was a great opportunity to demonstrate the good quality, affordable homes we are building in order to meet the local needs of the community here in Ebbw Vale.

“We’re determined to leave a positive legacy in Ebbw Vale, not just in the provision of new homes, but through the development of lasting partnerships in the community with local residents, groups and stakeholders.”

For more information on how to purchase a home at Carn y Cefn please click here. Prices start from £179,995 to £254,995 and includes a collection of two, three, and four-bedroom homes located on the southern reaches of Ebbw Vale.

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