Housing association delivers quality affordable homes
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.