Affordable homes success in Denbighshire

Denbighshire County Council’s commitment to providing affordable housing in the county is paying dividends, with 185 created in the past three years, bringing the total to 760 in the past 13 years.

Affordable homes have been created across the county through new build and pre-existing homes, helping people to purchase a home on the open market in an area of their choice or through renting.

There are currently a range of different opportunities across the county, including schemes in Henllan, Rhewl and Denbigh. The Homebuy scheme also allows applicants to purchase a home on the open market through providing financial assistance.

To access these opportunities, to purchase or to rent at a discounted rate, people need to register once to be on the Affordable Housing Register. This is run by Grwp Cynefin who can provide individually tailored advice on the options available.

To register, please contact the Affordable Housing team at Grwp Cynefin, on 0300 111 2122.

A major part of the Council’s approach to providing affordable housing is to bring empty properties back into use.

Denbighshire is one of the best Councils in Wales for bringing empty premises back into use, with 130 properties back into use in the last financial year and over 900 empty homes brought back into use since 2010. 

There are currently around 700 empty properties in the county and the Council wants to bring even more properties into use through working with their owners. There is a range of advice and financial information available to help owners get long term empty properties back into use.  For further information contact Andrea Fisher in Built Environment on 01824 706717 or @

Councillor Tony Thomas, Denbighshire’s Cabinet Lead Member with responsibility for housing, said: “The Council is fully committed to helping local people access affordable homes in the community of their choice in Denbighshire.

“People have told us that they want to get on the property ladder, but find it difficult to do so through one way or another. Providing affordable housing in local communities offers a great opportunity for people to set up home in their own community and take that important first step up the ladder.

“There are a lot more options now available, with plenty of support and advice available from the Council and its housing partners”.

Posted on Wednesday 9th August 2017