A HOUSING development of 18 homes has been earmarked for a Gwynedd village. 

The development in Botwnnog will consist of 12 social rented homes, three intermediate rented homes, and three intermediate rented homes with an option to buy (Rent First).

Adra is behind the development.

They intend to use a placement scheme for the development to ensure that people from the area have the opportunity to apply for the homes before the rest of the county.

A spokesperson for Adra said: "Simply put, four of the social rented homes are designated for individuals over 55 years old. The hope is that these will free up family homes in the area for young people.

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"Another three homes are available through the 'Rent First' scheme.

"This is a scheme by the Welsh Government to assist people who cannot afford to buy a house on the open market. The rent is lower than it would be on the open market, and there is an option to purchase the house at an affordable price in the future."

Huw Evans, Head of Development at Adra, said: "This development will be beneficial for the Botwnnog area by offering options for young people during the housing crisis.

"A development like this is an opportunity to create a mixed-income community and provide opportunities for people with low incomes to have an affordable, safe, and energy-efficient home."

To qualify for one of the three 'Rent First' homes, registration with Tai Teg is required.