Affordable home developments officially opened in Denholm

Peter Lee (former CEO of Eildon HA) with chairman Trevor Burrows
Peter Lee, former CEO of Eildon Housing Association, with chairman Trevor Burrows

Two affordable home developments in Denholm were officially opened last week bringing a total of 16 new homes to the Scottish Borders.

Croft Field Court was built for Bridge Homes by Cruden Homes and provides eight two-bedroom houses, rented at mid-market affordable rents.

A further eight homes for social rent have been provided by Eildon Housing Association at Jedward Terrace and Selby Close. These include two and three bedroomed homes and a wheelchair accessible bungalow.

The developments were officially opened by Councillor Frances Renton, Scottish Borders Council’s executive member for social work and housing, and Peter Lee, former chief executive of Eildon Housing.

The Croft Field Court homes were built for and acquired by Bridge Homes under the council and Scottish Futures Trust’s affordable housing investment programme, a model which builders Cruden Homes have experience of elsewhere in Scotland.

Eildon Chairman Trevor Burrows with new tenant Suzanne Winters and former CEO, Peter Lee
Eildon chairman Trevor Burrows with new tenant Suzanne Winters and former CEO, Peter Lee

Councillor Renton said: “I am delighted that our programme to develop and purchase homes for mid-market rent is continuing to help Borderers across the region.

“All eight homes were let very quickly after being completed, and through this programme we are committed to delivering more affordable homes throughout the Scottish Borders, on top of the 31 already unveiled in Ayton, Galashiels, Peebles and now Denholm.”

Trevor Burrows, chairman of Eildon Housing Association, said: “This latest development demonstrates our on-going commitment to provide much needed quality affordable homes across the Scottish Borders and represents a £1.2 million investment in Denholm.

“We are grateful for the grant funding received from the Scottish Government and the strategic support provided by Scottish Borders Council. We are already the major provider of new homes in the Borders and are looking to increase our new build programme in the years ahead to secure record investment for the Borders and meet housing need across the region.”

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