Proposed Development

Cwrt Sirhowy

Blackwood, NP12 1BU

Learn about our plans for an exciting new community in Blackwood

Reserved matters planning has been approved by Caerphilly council to develop an exciting new community in Cwm Gelli, 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. 
Some images are used for illustrative purposes only and include optional upgrades at additional cost. Development managed by Taylor Wimpey South Wales.

Our proposal for Cwrt Sirhowy

The master plan

Our aim is to build a vibrant and thriving community in Blackwood. After gaining outline permission on 27th April 2016, reserved matters approval was granted on 5th March 2021 to build 164 new homes at Cwrt Sirhowy. 

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. 


We want to create a new neighbourhood full of character and in keeping with the local area. The new homes will incorporate locally sourced materials, to ensure the development complements the existing homes within the area.

Homes proposed

Our proposals include 164 new homes in a mixture of 2, 3, and 4 bedroom options. 

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


We’ve designed Cwrt Sirhowy to be quick and easy to get around, whether you’re on foot, bike or transportation. 

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. 


As part of our proposal, it’s important to us that we fully assess the flood risk of the area and prepare a thorough surface water drainage strategy for the site. 

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. 


Preserving and enhancing the surrounding environment is a key consideration when we plan to build new developments. We’ve carried out a number of ecological surveys to help us understand more about the site and the local wildlife. 

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 use

Cwrt Sirhowy covers approximately 16.6 acres and sits on the lower side of a southern face in the Sirhowy Valley. It is currently unused agricultural land.

Previous consultations and feedback

We value all comments and feedback we receive from local people about our planned developments. 

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

Open space

Giving our residents access to open green spaces and areas for play and relaxation are a key consideration. 

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.