Argyll and Bute Council agrees plan to build 900 homes in five years

Argyll and Bute Council has approved a new housing strategy that sets out plans to build over 900 affordable homes over the next five years.

Argyll and Bute Council agrees plan to build 900 homes in five years

The Strategic Housing Investment Plan 2021/22 – 2025 will help achieve the aims set out in the council’s Local Housing Strategy.

The Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) covers:

  • Investment priorities for affordable housing
  • How priorities will be delivered
  • Identifies resources required to deliver priorities
  • The role of key partners

Councillor Robin Currie, leader of Argyll and Bute Council, said: “We are committed to delivering local affordable housing across Argyll and Bute. Not only will housing help our communities thrive, it will generate additional investment in the local economy by supporting jobs including new apprenticeships in the construction sector.

“Building critical infrastructure including affordable housing will help the area attract and retain residents and local business laying the foundations for future generations.”

In 2019/20, the SHIP delivered 75 new affordable homes. This SHIP identifies the potential for around 137 units to be completed in 2020/21 and over 900 additional homes to be completed or approved in subsequent years.

The housing strategy will be submitted to the Scottish Government in December 2020. Read the full report on the council website.

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