Camus homes a welcome boost

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VIPs were in Carnoustie last week for a progress report on a joint project to develop affordable housing and special homes for wounded veterans.

On Thursday the authority’s housing spokesperson Councillor Donald Morrison and Houses For Heroes’ chair Lt. Col. Richard Callandar OBE visited the Camus Crescent project on the site of the former Camus House care home.

It will create eight one-bedroom cottages, two two-bedroom cottages and one four bedroom family home for let by Angus Council and a further five custom-built properties for Houses For Heroes Scotland which provides housing for disabled veterans.

Councillor Morrison said: “This development will be a very welcome addition to the supply of affordable rental accommodation in south Angus, particularly the one-bedroomed properties, which are in high demand because of the bedroom tax.

“In addition to the five wheelchair-accessible properties being constructed for Houses for Heroes Scotland, we are also adapting two of the council properties for existing tenants, increasing the overall number of properties available to Angus residents with special housing needs.”

Lt. Col. Callandar added: “This well-designed development will offer homes tailored to the specific needs of young veterans injured in recent conflicts. The provision of five adapted affordable houses will enable five more disabled veterans’ families to live comfortably in their home and be part of a community within a community.”