The Conservative-controlled Vale of Glamorgan Council has today officially given the go ahead for a massive facelift of the traffic-stained terraced houses in Windsor Road, Cogan – the main gateway into Penarth.
This afternoon the Vale Council’s cabinet approved a £750,000 housing regeneration scheme which will mean free grants becoming available for participating householders in the “lower Windsor Road area ” -( i.e. between Brains railway bridge the junction with Andrew Road) within the next 3 months.
First news of the development was broken by PDN on September 14th ( see http://tinyurl.com/yatq4rd2 ) . Today it’s been confirmed that it’s all definitely going ahead .
The Vale Council will employ contractors to carry out the work – and cover the full cost of replacing windows and doors as well as work to clean stone and brickwork, re-render, repoint and repaint house fronts. At the same time – again free of charge to homeowners – guttering will be replaced, along with fascias, soffits and bargeboards. If boundary walls need repair they’ll also be included in the massive revamp.
Councillor Jonathan Bird (Conservative Wenvoe) cabinmetb mnember for Regeneration and Planning says s “As well as being a popular residential area, Windsor Road is for many visitors the gateway to Penarth. The first phase of this latest renewal scheme has been planned strategically to coincide with improvements to nearby roads, pavements and green spaces. ”
Cllr Bird added “Combined with these the housing regeneration scheme will have a dramatic impact not only on those living locally but on the first impression that many visitors have of Penarth. We believe this will not only improve life for local residents but also further drive the prosperous Penarth economy.”
In total £750,000 has been allocated over three years: £150,000 in 2017/18, £300,000 in 2018/19 and £300,000 in 2019/20.
The scheme will initially cover residential properties numbered as follows in Windsor Road:- 100 to 160, 164 to 172, 155 and 157 to 163. As this work progresses other areas will then be considered for similar regeneration work.
The decision marks the end of years of neglect suffered by the area under the previous Labour administration in the Vale of Glamorgan .