Families settling in to Camus Crescent

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Moving day is upon Angus Council’s new £2 million affordable housing project in Carnoustie.

Families are now settling into the 16 new affordable houses which have been built on the site of the former Camus House care home.

The project is split into 11 council homes for rent, including eight one-bedroom cottages, two two-bedroom cottages and one four-bedroom family home, with the remaining five properties being built in partnership with veterans charity Houses For Heroes Scotland.

Communities Convener Donald Morrison recently visited householders to wish them well in their new homes.

He said: “I’m delighted to see that people have moved into the houses and are very quickly making them their homes. I wish them all well and hope they are happy in their new neighbourhood.

“All of these homes have been designed and built to high safety and efficiency standards and include an innovative design that allows conversion to add an additional room if required.

“This project is a very welcome addition to the supply of affordable rental accommodation in the area, which is very much in demand.”

The five Houses for Heroes properties are fully wheelchair-accessible, as are two of the council’s houses, which have similarly been designed to fully barrier-free standards. This means that existing tenants with special needs could move to Camus Crescent and have homes better suited to their requirements.

This also helps to increase the overall number of wheelchair accessible properties available to Angus residents.

The £2 million project is funded in part by the Scottish Government’s Affordable Housing Supply Programme.

Our picture shows the site in mid-March as the project began to take shape.