Hous­ing plans passed

Evening Express (City Final) - - News -

PLANS have been agreed to build more than 2,000 af­ford­able homes in the north-east. Aberdeen­shire Coun­cil’s Com­mu­ni­ties Com­mit­tee passed the Strate­gic Hous­ing In­vest­ment Plan (SHIP) yes­ter­day, which is pre­dicted to cost £150 mil­lion. The pro­posal will now go be­fore the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment, which will pro­vide nec­es­sary fund­ing, for ap­proval. If ap­proved at Holy­rood, the plans would see 2,354 new af­ford­able homes built. Com­mu­ni­ties com­mit­tee chair­woman Cllr Anne Stir­ling said: “The de­liv­ery of af­ford­able hous­ing in Aberdeen­shire has been a pri­or­ity for us for a num­ber of years, and our new SHIP will al­low us to con­tinue the work to meet de­mand.”

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