New Skye homes set to be available for priority buyers
A new development of homes in Broadford on the Isle of Skye is set to be launched for private sale through a Priority Purchase Scheme.
Being delivered by Inverness-based contractor Compass Building and Construction Services, the eight homes are located within the Campbell’s Farm development and are supported by Scottish Government funding.
The selling initiative helps priority groups based within the local community, or with established connections to the local community, to join the property ladder.
The homes comprise a mix of three-bedroom chalet homes, two-bedroom ground-floor cottage flats, two-bedroom first-floor cottage flats and two-bedroom villas, well-suited to a variety of buyers. Properties range in fixed price between £155,000 to £250,000.
Allocation for the homes will be managed by HHA on behalf of Compass Building and Construction Services, with prospective buyers required to complete an application for consideration. The Priority Purchase Scheme is eligible to the following groups, and will be considered in the following order:
- People currently living (renting) a housing association or local authority property.
- First time buyers.
- People on the Highland Housing Register.
- Households with work or family connections to the area.
Given the expected interest from prospective buyers as availability continues to outstrip demand for well-priced homes across the region, allocation will be made on a first come, first served basis and is subject to applicants evidencing that they meet the criteria.
Construction works started in February 2023 and are expected to be complete by January 2024. These homes form part of a large-scale development initiated by Lochalsh & Skye Housing Association which on completion will deliver 54 affordable homes for the local community.
Andrew MacMaster, design build and proposals manager at Compass Building and Construction Services, said: “The number of ‘affordable’ homes for private sale on Skye continues to decline, particularly as appetite for second-home ownership on the island rises. This has created a highly competitive market for local residents who seek high-quality and well-priced homes.
“We are confident that the delivery of eight new homes through the Priority Purchase Scheme at Campbell’s Farm will substantially benefit the local community by helping people currently in social housing and first-time buyers to join the property ladder.
“With support from the Scottish Government, we look forward to allocating the homes and creating a vibrant new community in Broadford that will enjoy great connectivity to the village and local amenities via new footpaths and transport links, thanks to wider investment from Lochalsh & Skye Housing Association.”