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First residents move into new Aberfan homes

Photo caption:Left to right: Karen Courts- CEO of Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association, Silvia Shoer- Resident and Nick Jenkins- Business Development Manager at Keepmoat Regeneration

First residents move into new Aberfan homes

 A £2.5million housing development in Aberfan welcomed its first new residents this week.

So far, ten households from nearby Taff & Crescent Streets have moved into Walters Terrace, where 23 new homes have been built by Keepmoat Regeneration, part of the ENGIE Group, on behalf of Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association.

The development includes a mixture of flats and family houses, all for affordable rent. The scheme also features seven properties  which have been adapted for residents with mobility needs.

Silvia Shoer, who has lived in the area for 26 years, was delighted to get the keys to her new home. She said, “It’s great to be moving into a brand new house. I’ve downsized from a three bedroom property and this one is ideal for me. We’ve got a lovely community down here already. We’re all moving together and I’ve even got my family next door, so it’s great.”

Edward Rees, Regional Director at Keepmoat Regeneration said, “It’s great to see residents moving into Walters Terrace. The demand for new high quality, affordable housing has never been higher, so it’s great that we can work with our partners to help meet this need. We’re really proud of the community we’ve helped to create here, and we hope the new residents enjoy their new homes.”

Karen Courts, Chief Executive of Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association said, “We’re delighted to be providing new homes to a high quality build for our tenants. We hope that our tenants have a very happy future here.”

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