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Former Glebe School Housing Development Complete

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The largest housing development for the Perth and Kinross council decades has now finished construction.

Their £10.9m plan is introducing 65 new houses into the community in Scone which look to offer affordable prices in the area.

The Council’s Housing and Communities Convener, Councillor Bob Brawn, said: “This high-quality affordable housing will improve the lives of everyone who lives here and will address the accommodation needs of many different types of tenants. I’m especially delighted that there is accommodation for large and small families, as well as people with mobility issues and other supported needs. This is exactly the type of affordable housing for rent that is in demand here in Perth and Kinross.

“The completion of the Glebe development is a landmark in our affordable house building programme. This ambitious project has utilised a previously unused site to deliver the biggest development since we re-started our house-building programme in 2012, and it is the largest build of new Perth & Kinross Council homes in decades.

“Before building began we consulted with the local Scone community about how they wanted the development to look, and what kind of housing they wanted to see on the site. This kind of approach is fundamental to the new Perth and Kinross Offer, which will see the Council work very closely with local people and communities to deliver the services that they want and need.”

Between 12 flats and 53 houses, the site is made up of 24 two-bedroom houses, 22 three-bedroom houses, 3 four-bedroom houses, 4 two-bedroom wheelchair accessible properties, 12 two-bedroom flats.

Vice Convener, Councillor Chris Ahern added: “As well as providing much-needed affordable housing for a wide range of different people, this development has been built with a sympathetic approach to the local landscape and environment. The homes are extremely energy efficient to reduce the carbon footprint of our tenants, and the inclusion of the bat and swift boxes, along with the hedgehog highways and the community orchard, will support species that are in decline to continue to live and thrive in the local area.”

Amongst the new builds, the council have mixed in housing for people with specific needs, such as a disability.

All of the ground floor flats have wet rooms for people with limited mobility and are suitable for people with additional medical support needs to help them live independently.

CCG Director, John Baggley, said: “We are delighted to have led the construction of Perth & Kinross Council’s largest affordable housing development since 2012. The project is one of seven to have been completed by CCG on behalf of the Council since 2017, with our partnership delivering a significant legacy of much-needed, energy-efficient homes as well as creating employment opportunities, training and investment across the region.

 “The completion of Glebe is an important milestone and we look forward to working with Perth & Kinross Council again in the near future.”

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