PLANS for affordable homes have been unveiled in a village described as having out of reach house prices.

Social housing provider Grwp Cynefin has submitted plans with the Snowdonia National Park Authority for five properties to the rear of the medical surgery in Betws-y-Coed.

“The RHE housing needs review has identified that there is a need for affordable housing in Betws Y Coed,” note the supporting documents accompanying the application.

“The current provision of social housing is very limited, and not offering much variety of different property types i.e only one and three bed properties available.

“Betws Y Coed has no affordable housing stock in including intermediate rented properties, buy to let schemes, shared equity schemes etc.”

Finding that the average sold prices for properties in Betws Y Coed last year was £269,817, it noted there were currently no properties available to rent.

The proposed mix includes one, two and three bedroom homes.

The supporting documents concluded that they would be managed by Grŵp Cynefin and would” remain affordable in perpetuity.”

“The proposal would provide five affordable dwellings and would therefore be occupied by local people in need of affordable properties.

“These people are expected to be living in the community at present but cannot meet their need for a house.

“The development would allow for local people with local ties to the area to remain in the local community, some of whom would be employed locally.

“If the proposal would not come forward, local people in need of an affordable dwelling within the area would likely be forced to move away from Betws-y-Coed, potentially resulting in them leaving their local jobs.”

Its expected that the park authority will consider the application over the coming months.