Affordable homes unveiled in Ferry

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Broughty Ferry welcomed housing minister Margaret Burgess MSP recently as she opened the first Broughty homes under the National Housing Trust (NHT) initiative.

A total of 15 two bedroom flats at Sandy Loan, Broughty Ferry, will now provide homes at affordable rents for people in lower paid employment.

Under the NHT scheme developers and local authorities jointly fund the purchase of newly-built homes then make them available for rent at below market rates.

The Broughty Ferry properties were built to high energy efficiency levels and benefit from lower fuel costs with heating provided by air source heat pumps.

Work started on the development last March in a new street at Churchill Place / East Links Place, named Sandy Loan following a consultation with the community.

Ferry Ward Councillor and Depute Convener of Housing on Dundee City Council Kevin Cordell said: “I am extremely proud that we have been working closely with the Scottish Futures Trust and the developer Ferrier Holdings Ltd to make this happen.

“For the first time in many years we are providing high quality modern, energy efficient rented housing in Broughty Ferry which will benefit the local community.”

Let by Northern Housing, part of the Hillcrest Group, the development is on the site of former lock-up garages close to the centre of Broughty Ferry.

Councillor Cordell continued: “I’m delighted that we have managed to complete this development in the Ferry.

“It brings some much needed affordable housing to the area, improves the general appearance of this location and has resulted in a contribution to the city in the form of jobs.”

Through the NHT deals have been secured to deliver around 1,250 homes across 10 local authorities.

All the properties are now let and the first tenants should be resident by the end of January.