Housing minister visits major new Stirling development
A major new development in the heart of Stirling’s city centre was visited last week by minister for housing and welfare Margaret Burgess.
Stirling Council has invested £6 million at the development in Goosecroft Road, which will include 53 affordable housing apartments and three retail units, through the National Housing Trust (NHT).
The upper floors will house the 53 one and two bedroom flats, while the ground floor will be used commercially, for either retail or food and drink. The flats will be rented by Stirling Council’s arms-length organisation Steadfast Homes at mid-market rates.
Local residents have been offered training opportunities by building contractor, CCG, through their community benefits package.
Mrs Burgess told the Stirling Observer: “Housing is at the heart of the Scottish Government’s ambitions to create a fairer and more prosperous country - Stirling Council has embraced the NHT model as one that can help ease housing pressures.
“I’m delighted to see the progress of this NHT site which, when complete, will take the total number of high quality affordable NHT homes in Stirling to over 100.”