SIXTY affordable homes are to be built in Dyserth, Trefnant, Denbigh and Ruthin.

Denbighshire’s planning committee has approved applications which will include the affordable homes.

Cllr Tony Thomas, lead member for housing, said: “I welcome these decisions which will contribute to the council’s aim of supporting the development of 1,000 more homes in the county with 260 of these being affordable homes.

“In addition to private developments the council will build 170 council homes and will work with registered social landlords and provide more extra care housing. We want to ensure everyone has homes that meet their needs with more people living in their own homes and more young people able to afford housing.” The council is also launching a plan to bring 500 empty properties back into use for residents.

The developments approved are: The Old Rectory, Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, Ruthin, erection of 38 affordable homes; Dolwar, Llanrhaeadr, Denbigh, development of 33 dwellings including three affordable homes; the Trefnant Inn, Trefnant, Denbigh, erection of 13 affordable homes and land off, Meliden Road, Dyserth, for the erection of 61 dwellings, giving six affordable homes.