Black­ford wel­comes hous­ing min­is­ter

Perthshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE -

New hous­ing in a south-west Perthshire vil­lage has been wel­comed by a Scot­tish Govern­ment min­is­ter.

Kevin Ste­wart vis­ited Black­ford and praised Hill­crest Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion and Robert­son Part­ner­ship Homes’38 homes while meet­ing some of the new res­i­dents.

Mr Ste­wart, the Min­is­ter for Lo­cal Govern­ment and Hous­ing at the Holy­rood Par­lia­ment, said:“We recog­nise the chal­lenges in de­vel­op­ing af­ford­able hous­ing that suits the needs of the lo­cal com­mu­nity, so I’m de­lighted to see that this suc­cess­ful part­ner­ship has de­liv­ered high-qual­ity homes for Perth and Kin­ross.

“Good qual­ity, en­ergy ef­fi­cient, af­ford­able homes like th­ese have a hugely pos­i­tive im­pact on ten­ants’qual­ity of life, mak­ing a dif­fer­ence to peo­ple, their fam­i­lies and the wider com­mu­nity.”

Ste­wart Shearer, manag­ing di­rec­tor of Robert­son Part­ner­ship Homes, said it was a“plea­sure”to show the politi­cian the fruits of the firms’labour.

He added:“Prior to now, there was a dis­tinct short­age of af­ford­able homes in the area and it is fan­tas­tic to see that the ten­ants have al­ready set­tled in.

“We like to en­gage with lo­cal schools, com­mu­nity groups, build­ing users and stake­hold­ers on all our de­vel­op­ments.”

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