LYNDON Lewis, one of the first tenants to move into a new, so-called ‘homes of the future’ development in Abergavenny, has praised the project in front of Welsh housing minister Julie James, who announced an additional £30 million investment in innovative projects across Wales.


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Mr Lewis lives in Cwrt Y Ffynnon, a specially-designed development for older people who wanted to ‘downsize’ from their larger family homes.

“Although I dearly loved my three-bedroom home, my children have flown the nest and I wanted to downsize to allow another family to enjoy living in a family home,” he said. “My wonderful, spacious new home is absolutely perfect for me, I am particularly happy that I no longer have stairs to navigate as they were proving to be a daily challenge for me.”

The homes have been built to be highly sustainable and energy efficient, and each includes a weather station, internal environmental meter, hot water meter, smart energy meters and air quality equipment.

Built on a former run-down garage site, Cwrt y Ffynnon is the second part of the innovative housing pilot from Monmouthshire Housing Association, following the launch of four homes aimed at under 35s in Caldicot earlier this year.