Affordable homes in North-east ready for people to move into as part of new scheme

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A new development of affordable homes in the North-east is now ready for residents to move in.

The homes, which are comprised of one and two bed flats, have been made available for rent, on North Street, in Inverurie.

Work began on the 16-flat development last March, with funding from the Scottish Government’s Council New Build grant, supplemented by Aberdeenshire Council.

Councillor Anne Stirling, the chairwoman of the council’s communities committee, said: “One of the priorities in the Local Housing Strategy for 2018-23 is to increase the supply of quality affordable housing in Aberdeenshire, and North Street is part of that commitment.

“We work very closely with our partners to increase availability and I’m particularly pleased to hear that our tenant group has been involved and has had the chance to view the properties and get an idea of the types of accommodation we are looking to provide.”

The development is part of the council’s programme, which aims to have built 130 new affordable homes by the end of 2019.