Work begins on Dunbar affordable homes

HallhillWork has begun on a new development of 525 new homes which will see the expansion of the East Lothian seaside town of Dunbar.

Places for People and Castle Rock Edinvar are working in partnership with East Lothian Council and Mansell Homes to build 131 affordable homes as part of the development at Hallhill, to the south of the town.

Supported by £2.3 million grant assistance from the Scottish Government, Places for People will deliver 60 of the affordable homes which will be available for social and mid market rent and for shared equity. Sale prices of the 12 Shared Equity units are expected to start at £78,000 based on a 60 per cent equity share.

East Lothian Council have an £8.3m agreement to purchase the remaining 71 affordable properties from Mansell Homes which will become part of the council’s housing stock. The deal includes £2.1m in Council House Building Grant from the Scottish Government. The first homes will be ready by summer 2016.

Tricia Brocklebank, head of development (Scotland), Places for People, said: “As well as fulfilling a need for quality affordable rented housing in East Lothian, we will also be offering people the opportunity to secure a step on the property ladder with shared equity homes for sale. The mix of tenure will help create a vibrant new community in the area. The site is well located close to the A1 and Dunbar train station and is very accessible to other settlements in East Lothian with an easy commute to the City of Edinburgh and we expect it to be a popular choice.”




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