PLANS are in the pipeline to sell off Cardigan Hospital and the nearby Cardigan Health Centre for affordable housing.

There has been much speculation over what will happen to the sites at both locations when the town’s new integrated care centre opens at Bathhouse Road at the end of this year.

But now site owners Hywel Dda health authority has confirmed that it is working alongside Ceredigion County Council to draw up proposals to sell off both parcels of land.

A spokesperson for Hywel Dda UHB said: “In accordance with the Affordable Housing Protocol, the Health Board has notified Ceredigion County Council of its intention to dispose of both the Cardigan hospital and health centre sites.

“The council has confirmed that there is significant need for affordable housing in Cardigan and the surrounding area and that there is interest from registered social landlords for both sites.

“The Health Board is currently working with the council to proceed with the disposal on this basis.”

The current Cardigan Hospital stands in a prime location on the edge of town overlooking the River Teifi, while the current Cardigan Health Centre at Feidrfair occupies a more central plot.

Both sites will close and all services will be transferred to the new £24m Cardigan Integrated Care Centre (CCIC), which is currently on schedule to open its doors in December.