New homes unveiled in Callander
First tenants move into Claish Farm development from RSHA.
Rural Stirling Housing Association has unveiled the first completed homes in a boost for affordable housing in Callander.
The first 10 tenants have moved into newly completed properties at Claish Farm, close to the town centre.
Work is under way to complete the remaining 40 in the 50-strong development of properties costing a total of £8.75 million, located not far from McLaren High School and the leisure centre.
This week, RSHA said it was further evidence of its commitment to keep on building in communities where housing is much needed.
The first to move in are couple Courtney Paterson and Callum Redhead and their young son Riley.
They were welcomed to their new home by RSHA Chair Mark Griffiths earlier this month.
Donna Birrell, Chief Executive of RSHA said: “We are delighted that the first tenants have moved into their new homes in time for summer.
“They are outstanding properties, with spectacular views and built to a high standard by Lovell Homes. They represent our commitment as a housing association to continue to build homes. We expect the remaining 40 homes to be completed by November.”
The development is a mix of semi-detached homes and bungalows – two of which are specially-adapted and wheelchair accessible. RSHA acknowledge the support of the Scottish Government in funding the development to the tune of £6.99 million. The remainder of the sum came from RSHA.
RSHA also acknowledge the involvement of Stirling Council which has provided invaluable and ongoing support to RSHA in the development of affordable housing.
Meanwhile, RSHA is continuing to build in other locations across Stirlingshire. In Kippen, 31 homes are being built, nine of which will be for RSHA tenants. A site start is anticipated shortly at a site in Balmaha and RSHA is also planning to build at Buchanan Crescent, Croftamie, with proposals to build at Lampson Road, Killearn and Gartness Road, Drymen.
Pictured: Courtney and Callum with Riley and (left) Lovell Site Manager Matthew Collins and RSHA Chair Mark Griffiths (right).