Argyll and Bute Council brings more empty homes back into use
Rosneath Peninsula in Argyll and Bute, where the council is bringing empty homes back into use. Picture by Bill Heaney
By Aileen MacLennan
A total of 37 empty homes were brought back into use in Argyll and Bute from April through to December last year – exceeding Argyll and Bute Council’s annual target of 25.
At a meeting of the council’s Community Services Committee today (Thursday) members also heard how there have been 62 affordable houses completed during the third quarter of the year.
Twenty of these homes are in Bowmore, Islay; 16 are in Lochgilphead; and 26 are in Succoth. A further 41 homes are due to be completed by the end of next month.
The Council’s Policy Lead for Housing, Councillor Robin Currie, above right, said: “I’m delighted to see such positive figures from our housing services team. There have been many successes in the service over the last 12 months, and the team has worked extremely hard to make these happen.
“Together with our partner housing associations, we’ve been working hard to develop our Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) to create affordable housing and encourage people to move, stay and work in Argyll and Bute.
“The SHIP delivers on so many levels and it’s fantastic to see it all coming together.”
For further information on the housing services available, and to find out how the council can help you, visit: http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/housing