Ten­ants handed keys for new sup­ported hous­ing

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - LOCAL | NEWS -

A new £1.23mil­lion hous­ing devel­op­ment in Mo­ray has of­fi­cially opened.

Ten­ants have moved into Osprey Hous­ing Mo­ray’s re­cently com­pleted homes in Fochabers in the hous­ing as­so­ci­a­tion’s first new-build devel­op­ment in the town.

This is the start of the com­pany’s part­ner­ship with the coun­cil to pro­vide sup­ported hous­ing for res­i­dents with par­tic­u­lar needs.

The prop­er­ties are based on Cas­tle Av­enue.

Osprey Chief Ex­ec­u­tive, Glenn Ad­cook, said: “This has been a model project in terms of the col­lab­o­ra­tion with our key part­ners. We have worked closely with Mo­ray Coun­cil to de­velop and pro­vide the type of hous­ing they re­quire. We agreed to com­mit ad­di­tional fund­ing to the devel­op­ment in order to en­sure pro­vi­sion of homes and fa­cil­i­ties that has al­lowed res­i­dents, who might oth­er­wise have had to re­lo­cate else­where, to stay in Fochabers.”

Ten prop­er­ties at the site were sup­plied by Osprey, con­sist­ing of four one-bed flats, four three-bed semide­tached houses and two four-bed de­tached homes.

The Scot­tish Govern­ment’s Hous­ing Min­is­ter Kevin Ste­wart spoke of the im­por­tance of these prop­er­ties.

“These high qual­ity, mod­ern, and sus­tain­able af­ford­able homes will be an as­set to Fochabers,” he said.

“Sup­ported by Scot­tish Govern­ment fund­ing, this devel­op­ment is pro­vid­ing af­ford­able hous­ing to peo­ple with par­tic­u­lar sup­port needs en­sur­ing they can stay in their lo­cal com­mu­nity and also re­duce living costs such as heat­ing.

“We are com­mit­ted to de­liv­er­ing at least 50,000 af­ford­able homes over this Par­lia­ment, and en­sur­ing they meet the needs of peo­ple and com­mu­ni­ties across Scot­land – backed by £3bil­lion of in­vest­ment. Work­ing to­gether with hous­ing as­so­ci­a­tions and coun­cils, we are on tar­get to reach that am­bi­tion.”

“These are high qual­ity, mod­ern, and sus­tain­able homes”

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