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A significant and ambitious investment in housing has been secured for Angus.
More than 600 new homes will be built by the Council and local housing associations over the next five years, providing affordable and sustainable accommodation for local residents.
The local community committee approved the Council’s Local Housing Strategy and Strategic Investment Plan this week, and the hope is that the strategy will help drive the delivery of new homes for people in Angus.
Communities convener, councillor Craig Fotheringham said: “We will improve the provision of affordable housing across Angus by building houses of the highest quality in the places where people need them most. Doing so will further enhance Angus’ ever-growing reputation as a great place to live, work and visit. Accessibility and energy efficiency will be the cornerstones of our housing design, so that we deliver homes that will stand the test of time for the benefit of people now and in future generations.”
The Local Housing Strategy sets out how housing will be improved in the local area. With the supply of affordable homes increased to help match demand, as well as providing appropriate accommodation, enabling people to live independent lives.
The strategy also incorporates an agenda to improve energy efficiency in housing, helping to tackle fuel poverty and reduce domestic emissions
Objectives of the strategy comprise the delivery of 124 affordable homes each year over the next five years (by Angus Council and Housing Associations), including more than 30 adaptable/specialised homes.
Following a positive report from tenants on the quality of housing provided by Angus Council, communities vice-convener, councillor Lois Speed said: “We are very pleased that 83% of our tenants are satisfied with the service they receive, but we are determined to ensure that we keep improving.”
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