Ribbon cut on new Raploch homes

The latest batch of new affordable homes were opened in Stirling yesterday at the Royal Park View development in Raploch.

Local councillors, tenants and invited guests attended the official ribbon cutting ceremony, following the completion of 20 new properties for Stirling Council tenants.

The housing project, which was supported by £1,140,000 of Scottish Government grant funding, comprises eight one and two-bedroom cottage flats as well as 12 two, three and four-bedroom semi-detached houses.

The mixed tenure development was constructed by Cruden Homes and also boasts 24 social rented homes for Forth Housing Association, as well as 50 houses and flats for private sale.

Speaking at the opening of the development, housing portfolio holder, Councillor Evelyn Tweed, said: “I was delighted to be on hand today to officially open the latest new council housing development in Stirling.

“It is one of this Administration’s key priorities to build more social rented housing and this development will result in an increased supply of good-quality, energy-efficient, affordable housing which helps address identified housing needs.

“When completed, the development will make a significant contribution to the regeneration of Raploch.”

In 2018, the council has already completed eight new homes at Riverside. It will also build four new homes on the site of the former Fire Station in Callander and convert the former Local Office in Fallin into four new apartments.

Stirling Council’s recent development at Norrieston Glebe, Thornhill was shortlisted as a finalist in the Scottish Home Awards 2017Small Affordable Housing Development of the Year’ category.

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