Contract approved for new council housing in North Berwick

east lothian councilThe construction of 18 new houses and flats is set to begin in North Berwick after East Lothian Council approved the award of a £2.2 million contract.

Eleven 3-bedroom houses; two 2-bedroomed houses, four 2-bedroom flats and a wheelchair accessible 2-bedroom bungalow will be built at Russell Walk by Hart Builders as part of the council’s new affordable housing programme.

Council leader Cllr Willie Innes said: “Expanding the provision of affordable housing across East Lothian is a priority for the council. We work with a range of partners, including private house developers, to secure sites for building. I am particularly pleased that this contract was won by a local contractor ensuring continued employment stability for the area.”

Preliminary works are already underway with construction expected to start on site in early 2017.

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