Housing set for Camus House site

THE CAMUS House site in Carnoustie is to be cleared and new council houses built there, as part of Angus Council’s house building programme.

And several of the properties being built will wheelchair adapted for ex-service personnel.

Camus House will soon be vacated by residents who are moving to the new Kinloch Care Centre which is situated on the ground of the former Kinloch Primary School.

The neighbourhood services committee agreed at their meeting last Thursday, to seek to use the site to build 12 new affordable council houses for rent.

Additionally, in a partnership arrangement with the charity Houses for Heroes Scotland, a section of the site will be allocated for a further five wheelchair-adapted houses for ex-services personnel.

There may also be opportunities to house people with learning disabilities on the site, where practicable and where resources allow.

Convener Councillor Donald Morrison said: “This is a great opportunity for us to build a dozen more much-needed one and two bedroomed council houses for rent, as part of our council house building programme.

“In addition, Houses for Heroes will be able to provide adapted houses in a central location, to assist ex-services clients to make a transition from military to civilian life and integrate into the community.”

The site will be developed as one contract to ensure consistency of design and energy efficiency.

The five adapted houses will be transferred on completion at an agreed cost to Houses for Heroes, and the site leased to them, at a peppercorn rent, for 100 years.

A strip of the site may be offered to neighbouring residents to purchase, to gain access to the rear of their properties.