£2m Carnoustie housing project completed
The 16 new affordable houses have been built on the site formerly occupied by Camus House.
Eleven are council homes for rent – specifically eight 1-bedroom cottages, two 2-bedroom cottages and one 4-bedroom family home, whilst the other five properties were built in partnership with Houses for Heroes Scotland.
Keys have now been handed over to the charity which provides housing for veterans in Scotland.
Communities convener Donald Morrison visited householders to wish them well in their new homes.
He said: “I’m delighted to see that people have moved into the houses and are very quickly making them their homes. I wish them all well and hope they are happy in their new neighbourhood.
“All of these homes have been designed and built to high safety and efficiency standards and include an innovative design that allows conversion to add an additional room if required.
“This project is a very welcome addition to the supply of affordable rental accommodation in the area, which is very much in demand.”
The five Houses for Heroes properties are fully wheelchair-accessible, as are two of the council’s houses, which have similarly been designed to fully barrier-free standards. This means that existing tenants with special needs could move to Camus Crescent and have homes better suited to their requirements.
This also helps to increase the overall number of wheelchair accessible properties available to Angus residents.
The £2 million project is funded in part by the Scottish Government’s Affordable Housing Supply Programme.