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Site works begin for new affordable homes at Glenfield, Ullapool

Highland Housing Alliance is developing the 49-home site in conjunction with The Highland Council and Cairn Housing Association. 

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Highland Housing Alliance has announced that onsite building works are under way at Glenfield in Ullapool, which will see 49 homes becoming available in winter 2019.

With funding from the Scottish Government, City Region Deal and The Highland Council, Highland Housing Alliance (HHA) is developing the site in conjunction with The Highland Council and Cairn Housing Association. The properties are being constructed by Compass Building and Construction Services, which are also developing homes for private sale.

The mixed development at Glenfield Park (the site of the former Glenfield Hotel) comprises 49, one, two and three-bedroom homes for sale, mid-market rent and social rent. Six mid-market properties will be available for rent from HHA Homes; eight affordable homes will be available from Cairn Housing Association, with a further 20 affordable homes available from The Highland Council. Fifteen properties on this development are for sale from Compass Building and Construction Services through Anderson, Shaw and Gilbert in Inverness.

Highland Housing Alliance Chief Executive Gail Matheson said: “It is great to have the opportunity to develop mid-market rental homes in Ullapool which will be targeted at people living and working in the area. The rents for these homes will be below current private rental levels for similar properties in the area. This follows on from our very successful development at Benleva in Drumnadrochit which was built by Compass to a very high standard. Anybody interested in applying can download an application form from our website.”

Tom MacLeod, Managing Director of Compass Building and Construction Service, said: “Compass are delighted to be working in partnership with The Highland Council, HHA and Cairn Housing Association to deliver this much needed mix tenure development in Ullapool. This has been an excellent example of collaborative partnership working with all involved.”

Simon Campbell, Property Investment Co-ordinator for Cairn Housing Association said: “We are delighted to work with HHA, Highland Council and the Scottish Government to build new homes in Ullapool which will be a great addition to the village. Demand for good quality, affordable social housing continues to grow and our ambitious plan to build 400 homes over the next five years will go some way to meeting that need.”

Chair of The Highland Council’s Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee Councillor Allan Henderson said: “The village has been crying out for more affordable accommodation, and this unique partnership with Compass, the council, Cairn Housing Association and Highland Housing Alliance is a great example of what can be achieved when everyone works together. We look forward to seeing tenants move in.”

www.highlandhousingalliance.com