Barry Housing Estate Set For Facelift

A Barry housing estate is set for a significant facelift after the Vale of Glamorgan Council announced plans for a range of improvements.

 

  • Wednesday, 24 November 2021

    Vale of Glamorgan



buttrills1A Barry housing estate is set for a significant facelift after the Vale of Glamorgan Council announced plans for a range of improvements.


The Buttrills estate in Barry will see work carried out to the gardens of houses, bungalows and flats as well as those in communal areas.


New outdoor spaces for drying clothing and storing items will also be created and more energy efficient LED streetlighting installed in line with the Council’s Project Zero commitment to become carbon neutral.


Residents have been very much involved with the plans, which also include tree planting and bird boxes being erected to protect local wildlife.


The process of appointing a contractor to carry out the work is already under way and it is hoped the project will begin in the near future.


It follows the widespread upgrading of council housing stock in line with Welsh Housing Quality Standards.

Cllr Margaret Wilkinson, Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet Member for Housing and Building Services said: “The work carried out on the Buttrills Estate is part of a large-scale programme to bolster and improve Council housing.

 

“New developments have been completed at Clos Holm View and Llys Llechwedd Jenner in Barry, while there are others in the pipeline at Hayes Road and Hayeswood Road along with an older persons’ apartment complex in Penarth.


“I hope this scheme will make a real difference to residents living at the Buttrills, providing pleasant, functional outdoor spaces for them to enjoy. It should also boost local wildlife and make the area more environmentally friendly.”