200 new homes for Greenock announced by Oak Tree Housing Association

Well needed plans for four developments across Greenock have been announced by Oak Tree Housing Association that will hopefully see 200 new homes with an investment of £33 million that includes £18 million of funding via the Scottish government.

The project is hoped to be delivered by 2021 with works starting in 2019 – Homes will be all for social rent with a selection of cottage flats, terraced houses and back / front door detached. Provision will also be made for homes adapted to those with special needs.

Oak Tree chief executive Nick Jardine was quoted as saying:  “We are delighted to welcome Sally Thomas to Inverclyde as we embark on this significant new build programme at Auchmead Road, with Bow Farm, Ravenscraig and Strone Farm developments coming on stream during 2019.

“his is all part of our drive to continue to identify key development opportunities that can help us improve the lives of our tenants and wellbeing of our communities, while delivering on the strategic housing objectives for Inverclyde. It will also mean an enhanced social housing portfolio for us, bringing our total stock to nearly 2,000 properties and contributing towards the Scottish Government’s current target to deliver 50,000 affordable new homes across Scotland.”

The project is one of many planned so that the Scottish government can reach a target of 50,000 affordable homes to be provided by 2021.

Full story can be read on the Scottish Housing News website.

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