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Newtown housing development loan still being paid off

Loans are still being paid by the Welsh government for a 1970s housing development in Powys, BBC Wales has learnt.

£11.6m is still owed for the homes in Newtown with responsibility inherited from the old Development Board for Rural Wales (DBRW).

The Welsh government says it cannot repay the loan early, before 2041, due to big repayment penalties.

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood called the situation an "absolute scandal".

Bethan Lewis reports.

Loans still paid for 1970s homes

  • 16 Dec 2012