Learn about our plans for an exciting new community in Blackwood
The development will provide 164 new homes including 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses, which would be perfect for young couples and families looking to move to the area. There will also be 41 affordable homes provided for local people in housing need.
The development is opposite the Blackwood Riverside Woodlands and the grade II listed Maes Manor historic park and garden, so there will be plenty to do from your doorstep. New footpaths will provide convenient links to the local area.
Our plans include a children’s play area for residents to enjoy, as well as an equipped play area for children looking for a more active play time.
Our proposal for Cwrt Sirhowy
The master plan
The new development will include a range of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom properties, of which 25% will be allocated as affordable housing for the local community. Our plans also include two new children’s play areas, and new footpaths to make exploring the local area easy and enjoyable.
The majority of homes will be two storey, and will include a range of detached, semi-detached and terrace designs in a contemporary style.
Our proposals features
The main road into the development will be taken via A4048, creating a new entrance for residents. Footpath links will be provided to help connect the site to the wider road and Public Rights of Way networks, and make exploring the local area simple and enjoyable.
The area has been assessed to be at low risk of flooding. The surface water drainage design is currently under discussion with Caerphilly council and Welsh Water. The outcome of these discussions will inform the final design. We’ll keep you up to date on the outcome as soon as we know more.
Cwrt Sirhowy will lie just across from the Blackwood Riverside Woodlands Site of Importance for Nature Conservation and near to the Grade II listed manor, Maes Manor Hotel Historic Park and Garden. The development will not have any impact on the habitats or wildlife within these areas.
Our approach features
Previous consultations and feedback
As part of securing planning permission for Cwrt Sirhowy, we engaged with Caerphilly council, the local community and key stakeholders. We take on board all feedback, and this has helped to further shape our plans for the site. For example, following feedback we will be removing the turn end from our plans.
History of the site features
As part of our plans for Cwrt Sirhowy, we’ll be creating two new children’s play areas for residents to enjoy, including an equipped play area for children looking for a more active play time.
We believe it’s our responsibility to support our communities, so that people are proud to call them home. That’s why we regularly donate time and money to local causes, and are passionate about investing in the areas we build.
We’re committed to building greener, healthier homes for us all. From energy efficient fixtures and fittings, to cutting our carbon emissions, and enhancing existing green spaces, we build sustainability into everything we do.
March 2021 - Committee with Caerphilly Council.
March 2021 - Approval of planning application.
April 2021 – Completion of land purchase.
We are currently awaiting confirmation of the start date to begin work on the site. We’ll keep you up to date with further details once we know more.