Hous­ing as­so­ci­a­tion de­liv­ers qual­ity af­ford­able homes

The Oban Times - - News -

AR­GYLL Com­mu­nity Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (ACHA) has been get­ting a bit of a ver­bal kick­ing from some over its plans for new hous­ing in the Glen­shel­lach area of Oban.

Crit­ics have ac­cused ACHA of over- de­vel­op­ing the area and build­ing ‘low qual­ity’ homes.

It’s a no win sit­u­a­tion for the hous­ing as­so­ci­a­tion.

The bot­tom line is that Oban – and else­where in Ar­gyll – needs many more af­ford­able homes for lo­cal peo­ple.

As Alas­tair MacGre­gor, chief ex­ec­u­tive of ACHA, says in this week’s let­ters ( page eight), the new res­i­dents of the most re­cently com­pleted houses are ‘de­lighted’ with their prop­er­ties.

No, they are not lux­ury vil­las or the finest look­ing struc­tures or likely to be show­ered with ar­chi­tec­tural prizes. But they are the type of hous­ing the area needs ur­gently and in an area close to ameni­ties where peo­ple want to live.

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