Stirling Observer

Council houses added tonew estate


St Ninians is now featuring another 24 new council houses at the King’s Meadow developmen­t.

The homes are in addition to 10 properties at the developmen­t that were handed over at the end of 2020 and are already let to Stirling Council tenants.

The houses were built as part of the council’s Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) which aims to provide new, high-quality, sustainabl­e, affordable homes for Stirling residents.

The properties, which were built by local builder Ogilvie Homes, include: two two-bed bungalows; 12 two-bed cottage flats; six three-bed semidetach­ed houses; and four four-bed semidetach­ed houses.

Each home benefits from private garden space and parking, and will also be fitted with solar panels and battery storage with the aim of reducing fuel poverty.

Since April 2017 the council has delivered 219 additional social rented properties and its Registered Social Landlord (RSL) partners 158 properties. The council currently has a further 154 units under constructi­on, while its RSL partners have an additional 185 units under constructi­on.

Housing portfolio holder Councillor Jim Thomson, said,“After a challengin­g year for the constructi­on industry, I am pleased that Ogilvie Homes has been able to complete 24 new, high quality homes for Stirling Council, which will be made available to people on our housing list.”

Depute portfolio holder for housing Councillor Alasdair MacPherson, said:“This project has been supported by £1.416m of grant funding from the Scottish Government. Stirling Council is committed to providing more affordable homes across the region and the high level of funding we are receiving is helping us to increase the number of new homes that can be built by us and our housing associatio­n partners.”

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