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Caerphilly council housing development considered on former school site

Cllr Lisa Phipps, Cllr Philippa Marsden, Chris Boardman (CCBC), Cllr Roy Saralis & Mark Noakes (CCBC) at the former school site.

Caerphilly County Borough Council is currently considering options to develop an innovative mixed tenure housing development on the site of the former Oakdale Comprehensive School.

Site investigations are currently underway to assess the site’s suitability for a housing development.  If successful, the development would be the first of its kind for the council in offering open market sales, alongside affordable and social housing.

Leader of the council, Cllr Philippa Marsden, said “This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for the council to develop this currently unused land into a flagship housing development; the first of its kind for the council and part of our wider programme of new house building throughout the county borough.”

Cllr Lisa Phipps, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, added “As well as helping to meet the increasing demand for  housing, this development will also offer affordable homes enabling first time buyers to step onto the property ladder in a highly desirable area of the county borough. ”

The council will keep residents and the local community informed as plans for the site progress.