NEWPORT locals are being urged to apply for new homes at the town's new affordable development; Iard Y Parrog

Wales & West Housing is working with Pembrokeshire County Council to bring new homes that local people can afford to rent in the popular coastal town.

The housing provider has contracted Haverfordwest company, WB Griffiths, to build eight new homes at Iard Y Parrog after buying the former Parrog Yard site from Newport Town Council. The total cost of the development is £1 million.

When the development is completed later this summer, the two-bedroom houses and one and two-bedroom apartments will be allocated through Choice Homes Pembrokeshire local letting scheme to local families and individuals.

"There is a great need for these homes in Newport," said WWH housing manager, Glenda Bowen.

"People from the town have had to move out of the area where they grew up just because they can no longer afford to live there. We want to make sure people are given the opportunity to bring their families up in the place where they belong at a rent they can afford.

"We are working with the local authority and Newport Town Council to make sure the new homes at Iard Y Parrog are allocated to those local people needing housing"

To qualify for homes under the Newport Local Letting Scheme, applicants must: Live in the Newport Town Council area as their only or principal home and have done so for at least the last 12 months, or have lived in the area for at least five out of the last ten years; Have a housing need and been awarded a gold band or silver band or a priority card and ensure that their household is the right size for the home they are bidding for.

Anyone interested in moving to Iard Y Parrog should register their interest with Choice Homes @ Pembrokeshire.

To register, visit or contact Wales & West Housing.

For further information visit WWH's website or call 01239 712 013.