We have put together some frequently asked questions surrounding the proposed redevelopment of the former Miskin School, School Road, Miskin, CF72 8PG.
Background to the proposed development:
In November 2019, Trivallis purchased the former Miskin School building from the previous owners, Nautilus Building and Roofing Ltd. Since then, we have been busy working on plans to redevelop the site in order to provide much needed, high quality, affordable housing.
What type of accommodation is being built?
At Trivallis, it is important we build sustainable communities where all residents have the same opportunities. We have worked closely with Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council to determine what type of properties are most needed in the area.
As set out in their Local Housing Market Assessment and Affordable Housing Investment Guide, there is a shortage of one-bedroom properties currently within the Miskin area. Therefore, we will be building a mix of 11 new properties including: 10 one-bedroom flats and one, two-bedroom house.
We are not proposing to demolish the existing school building, simply to refurbish and convert to preserve a village landmark.
Who is building the new homes?
Trivallis has appointed local contractor, Cartrefi Limited, to undertake the works.
Will there be parking on site?
Yes, there will be 11 parking spaces provided at the rear of the development, reducing the need for any on-street parking.
What are the timescales for this development?
Works commenced on site during July 2023 and are expected to complete towards the end of Autumn 2024.
Who will be moving into these properties?
The new properties will be allocated through the common housing register shortly before they are completed. Anyone who is interested can apply to join the register at www.homefinderrct.org.uk
Like all our developments, the scheme will have a local lettings policy. This will set certain criteria; which applicants must meet in order to be considered for a property within the development. Details of the criteria will be included in the advertisement on the Homefinder website; when the properties are listed.
How can I get one of these homes?
Like all Trivallis properties, you will need to apply through the common housing register to be able to bid on the homes once they are completed. For more information on how to bid for a Trivallis home, visit: https://www.trivallis.co.uk/lettings/
I want to speak to a member of Trivallis’ Development Team:
To contact a member of Trivallis’ Development team about this proposal, please email DART@trivallis.co.uk