Sixteen affordable homes planned for Isle of Skye

Dualchas Architects has submitted plans to build 16 affordable homes at Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, including a possible four self-build plots.

The joint venture between the Highland Council and the Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association will deliver rural homes for rent close to Dunvegan Primary.

Works will see the current single-track access widened to provide an improved active travel link between the A863 and Kilmuir Road, with development split between an ‘upper’ and ‘lower’ development plot defined by natural dips and rises in the landscape, Urban Realm reports.

In a design statement, the Dualchar Architects wrote: “The housing section of the site is an open field, with stock fencing and a ditch dividing it. A dip in the topography in the central section creates a more sheltered and private space that is suitable for a higher density of housing. This is the lower housing site.

“The upper section of the site slopes gently towards Kilmuir Road with a flatter terrace at the same level as the school playing field. This is the upper housing site. The topmost section is the most exposed visually from within Dunvegan as well as outside the village and is proposed to be retained as grazing land. Land below the lower housing site is also proposed to be retained as grazing land.”

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