New council homes completed in Stirling



(from left) Fiona Hainey (team leader property management design and projects), John MacMillan (service manager, integrated facilities management) Cllr Violet Weir, and Gavin Kennedy (project officer)
(from left) Fiona Hainey (team leader property management design and projects), John MacMillan (service manager, integrated facilities management) Cllr Violet Weir, and Gavin Kennedy (project officer)

Eight new properties for Stirling Council tenants have been completed as part of a new housing development at Kildean.

The six two-bedroom semi-detached houses and two three-bedroom semi-detached houses form part of the second phase of the development by Barratt Homes at Highland Gate.

Along with twelve properties purchased by the council during the first phase of the development, the properties were secured as part of the planning permission for the site.

Housing portfolio holder Councillor Violet Weir said: “These are beautiful homes in what is a very attractive development. The council is committed to delivering more homes for social rent and we achieve that in a variety of ways, including requiring developers to provide affordable homes as part of larger developments.”

(from left) Ian Miller, Thomas O’Brien David Marshall, Cllr Weir, Kaleb Hall, John MacMillan, Steven Bell, Hugh Rankin, Fiona Hainey
(from left) Ian Miller, Thomas O’Brien David Marshall, Cllr Weir, Kaleb Hall, John MacMillan, Steven Bell, Hugh Rankin, Fiona Hainey

Stirling Council has also recently completed five new homes at Firs Crescent in Bannockburn, while work has begun on eight new properties at the old Swimming Pool site at Riverside. In 2017/18, it will buy 20 new properties in Raploch and 10 new properties in Drymen as well as building four new homes at Pearl Street in Callander.

Cllr Weir added: “The housing service welcomes the addition of the eight new properties in the Highland Gate development which brings our total number of homes from this site to 28. The new bungalows will help us meet the local need for level access and wheelchair suitable accommodation. The new properties have solar panels and battery storage to make sure that electricity bills are kept as low as possible.”



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