Almost all the terraced houses of Windsor Rd Cogan are included in the re-vamp grant offer – but the Station Hotel is not. The face-lift work won’t cost householders a penny

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.

Air pollution caused by traffic fumes is so bad here that  the area has been designated as an “Air Quality Management Area”

First news of the development was broken by PDN on September 14th ( see  ) . 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.

Cllr Jonathan Bird (Conservative Wenvoe) is in charge of Regeneration and Planning on the Vale of Glamorgan Council

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  .

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  1. OB says:

    All well and good, but what does it do to improve the air rendered unfit to breathe by traffic pollution?

  2. J24 says:

    OB is right – this is not going to help the poor people who have to breathe in everyone else’s filth.

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