Stirling Council welcomes first new council housing in Dunblane for a generation

Stirling Council has taken the keys to the first new-build council homes to be built in Dunblane for more than 45 years.

Stirling Council welcomes first new council housing in Dunblane for a generation

Miller Homes is building 79 new homes on the site of the former Barbush Quarry at the north end of the town and 26 of these will be offered for rent by Stirling Council.
The initial properties were handed over by the builder at the end of the summer, with the final properties completed in December 2021.

The mix of council housing includes:

  • 6 x 2 bedroom terraced homes
  • 12 x 1 bedroom flats
  • 8 x 2 bedroom flats

All of the properties have solar photovoltaic systems and battery storage systems installed and meet the new Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH2 – 2032) which all social housing has to meet by 2032.

Councillor Jim Thomson, portfolio holder for housing, said: “I am pleased that we have been able to increase the number of council homes in Dunblane which is a high demand, high pressure area for social housing. These are the first new council homes in the town since 1972. These high quality new homes will be made available to people on our housing list and I hope they will be delighted with their new homes.”

Councillor Alasdair MacPherson, deputy portfolio holder for housing, added: “This project has been supported by £1.82m of grant funding from the Scottish Government through their Affordable Housing Supply Programme. The funding we receive through this programme is helping us to increase the number of new homes that can be built across the region by us and our housing association partners.”

Councillor Danny Gibson, deputy portfolio holder for housing, commented: “It is great news for applicants on our housing list that we are able to increase the supply of affordable housing – we expect to see over 250 new homes and acquisitions handed over to applicants by the end of March 2022.”

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