RESIDENTS and guests were given an opportunity to look around the new homes developed by Mid-Wales Housing Association at the Canal Road site in Newtown.

The development cost in the region of £3.2 million and is part-funded by £2 million of Welsh Government Social Housing Grant with the remainder funded by Mid-Wales Housing.

It includes 30 new affordable homes with a mix of property types ranging from one and two bedroom apartments and two and three bedroom houses.

The event was a great success with many residents coming to see the development including those who will be moving into the new homes, neighbouring residents, Mid-Wales Housing Association boardmembers and staff, as well as other invited guests.

Director of new business of Mid-Wales Housing, Sian Howells, said: “The scheme is an excellent example of what can be achieved by everybody working together.

“Welsh Government, together with the support of Powys County Council, have made the funding arrangements very straightforward and Pickstock Partnership has constructed these homes most efficiently.

“We are very pleased with these new homes and the redevelopment of what was a disused area of land in Newtown and are confident that the residents will enjoy living in their new homes.”

The association was pleased to receive positive feedback from those who attended regarding the layout, space and design of the new homes.