CCG to deliver 65 new affordable homes for Scone
Perth & Kinross Council has announced plans to deliver 65 affordable homes on the former Glebe Primary School site in the village of Scone.
Working with strategic partner CCG (Scotland) Ltd, the local authority will deliver two, three and four-bedroom terraced houses and 2-bedroom cottage flats. A total of 12 properties will be specially adapted for wheelchair users.
Residents will have access to private rear gardens and parking as well as a children’s play park. The school’s former playing fields, located to the rear of the development site and actively used by the community, will be retained.
Perth & Kinross Council’s convener of housing and communities, Councillor Peter Barrett, said: “This development is one of the biggest the council has brought forward under our house-building programme, which has delivered over 300 new homes since 2011.
“It will provide a variety of affordable social housing in an area where it is much needed, and will include an element of housing that has been designed for people with disabilities.
“This is a significant investment in the village of Scone by the council and will go a long way to meeting the local demand for affordable housing. I am particularly pleased that the development comprises specially adapted ground floor houses for wheelchair users.
“We have carried out extensive consultation with the community in Scone to make sure that we get the development of this important site right for everyone. I look forward to seeing work begin this summer.”
The Glebe School project is the latest project undertaken between the authority and CCG having delivered 76 affordable homes across five sites since 2016 with the most recent being the 24-home Crieff Road project, Perth, which will be completed this February.
CCG director, Calum Murray, said: “CCG is delighted to continue our partnership with Perth and Kinross Council with Glebe School. The project will provide much-needed affordable housing for the village of Scone and thanks to CCG’s innovative, ‘offsite’ methods of construction, all of the homes will be delivered to the highest standard of quality and environmental performance.
“Also, as a direct result of the project, a series of community benefit initiatives will also be provided including the provision of jobs, apprenticeships and training as well as providing support to community initiatives. We look forward to commencing works later in the year.”
Preparatory works are due to begin soon at the Scone site, with construction due to start in summer 2019. The development is due to be completed late next year.