A planning application from Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd (CCG) Housing Association to demolish the former Kwik Save site, more recently Bangor Play Centre, and build 9 affordable residential units, has been approved by Gwynedd Council.

The development at the lower end of Bangor High Street, will consist of 3 x 1 Bedroom Apartments and 6 x 2 Bedroom Apartments with associated parking space.

All the apartmetns will be allocated to meet local needs and waiting lists generated through various survey reports. The Tenure of these properties will be affordable for local people.

Prospective tenants must complete official applications through Gwynedd Council’s Housing Options Team. The application form give’s consideration and additional weighting to local connections, namely:

  • Currently living in Hirael and the wider Bangor area – and have done so for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Have a local connection with Hirael, Bangor; namely having previously lived in the city for a period of not less than 5 years.


As North Wales’ largest housing association. CCG currently has over 6,000 affordable rented homes, 1,583 of these are located within the 8 electoral wards of Bangor, but only 122 of these are located within the Hirael ward. Given the need for housing in the Hirael area (509 applicants) there is a very high demand for additional affordable housing units.

The additional housing units will allow CCG greater flexibility with the management of its existing housing stock enabling applicants with the greatest need the opportunity to be accommodated in quality affordable homes that are suitable for their needs.