PLANS have been unveiled for a £25 million development of “smart” homes in Glan Conwy.

The development will create about 500 jobs during construction.

Housebuilders Calon Homes submitted a planning application to Conwy County Borough Council to build 111 houses on the 13-acre Maes-y-Felin site.

The company has pledged to ensure 95 per cent of the people employed on the development of two, three and four-bedroom family homes will be from the county of Conwy and, wherever possible, to buy materials from local suppliers.

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Kay Pierce and Bryn Roberts from Calon Homes. Picture Mandy Jones

Calon Homes is a joint venture between housing association Cartrefi Conwy, their subsidiary Creating Enterprise and Mochdre-based Brenig Developments.

Bryn Roberts, senior operations manager, said: “The site just off the A470 will comprise family homes for first time buyers as well as second and third time buyers looking for their forever home. If the scheme is approved around 30 per cent of the properties will be affordable homes and all of them will have high levels of insulation and energy efficient boilers.

“They will be future-proofed to ensure they are ideal of modern-day life in the 21st centre, with smart monitoring of electricity and water usage.

“All the bedrooms will have USB points and there will fibre optic superfast broadband coming to the door of every home. The superfast connectivity and technology will make them smart homes that are fit for the future.

“All of this technology will be provided as part of the standard specification and not as costly optional extras.”

“That’s ideal for the growing number of people who are choosing to work from home these days.”

The ‘ground-breaking’ company is the first of its kind in Wales. Cartrefi Conwy will be using its 50 per cent share of the profits to plough into affordable housing.