County Voice

County Voice 2020: Issue 1

Significant investment in Denbighshire housing continues

Tenants of council homes in Denbighshire are reaping the benefit of a five year programme of investment in its housing stock and its communities.

Denbighshire now has the 5th lowest rent levels of the 11 stock retaining councils in Wales and charges the lowest average social housing rent in Denbighshire and of neighbouring authorities.

Income from rents is used in its entirety to fund the work of Denbighshire Housing. It does not receive any funding through council tax, not r does it subsidise any other council service. Funding is also received from Welsh Government to support and maintain housing stock.

Over the last five years, the Council has invested in properties:

  • £1.9 million on estate and neighbourhood improvements, including 17 new play areas.
  • £1.6 million in disabled adaptations.
  • 2,525 properties properties painted externally
  • 350 new roofs have been installed.
  • 350 properties have been rendered
  • 675 kitchens and bathrooms have been fitted.
  • 325 sets of windows have been replaced.

The Council is investing in 170 additional homes over the next three years, securing quality homes and services well into the future.

Councillor Tony Thomas, Cabinet Lead Member for Housing and Communities, said: “We continue to invest in activities to work with our communities.

“We have a number of projects on-going, these include projects to improve our open spaces whilst supporting the health and well-being of communities, organising regular roadshow events around the county and supporting people with fuel and financial advice, and helping more people get online”.

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