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First new homes in Gretna for Cunninghame

The three-phase project, delivering a total of 126 new homes, is due to be completed by June 2021.

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Last week, Minister for Local Government and Housing Kevin Stewart MSP visited Gretna to mark the completion of phase one of Cunninghame Housing Association’s (CHA) first new build project at the former Halcrow Greyhound Stadium.

As part of the visit, the minister was introduced to one of CHA’s first tenants Mrs Susan Fox who has moved into one of the new houses. After a tour of Mrs Fox’s house, Mr Stewart then went on a tour of the site, followed by a CHA drone which filmed the ceremony – this can be viewed by visiting CHA’s website.

Housing Minister Kevin Stewart said: “It’s great to see phase one of this project at Halcrow Stadium, Gretna completed. Cunninghame Housing Association now have a positive presence in Dumfries and Galloway, with an ambitious development programme over the next four years.

“These 47 new homes will provide much needed quality, affordable housing in the area as well as a boost to the local economy.”

The overall site at Halcrow will accommodate 90 units, with phase one providing 47 new homes, phase two delivering 43 new homes, and phase three, 36 new homes.

Andy Ferguson, Chair of Communities Committee, Dumfries and Galloway Council, said: “It is good to see this strategic housing investment being made in Gretna creating not only new affordable rented homes but new communities.”

The entire three-phase project, delivering a total of 126 new homes, is due to be completed by June 2021.

Frank Sweeney, Group Chief Executive of Cunninghame Housing Association, said: “Our new houses at Halcrow have already impacted on the local community and local economy, given the massive community benefits created by Ashleigh (Scotland) from the association’s development programme in Dumfries.”