Housebuilders make agreement with Dundee City Council to meet housing needs

(L-R) Councillor Lynne Short, Homes for Scotland chief executive Nicola Barclay

DUNDEE City Council has signed an agreement with industry body Homes for Scotland in a bid to ensure the on-going delivery of the range of homes required to meet the needs of its population.

The agreement signifies a commitment to further improve the way the Council and the housebuilding industry works together to deliver more homes, a statement from Homes for Scotland (HFS) said.

Nicola Barclay, HFS chief executive commented, “Dundee is one of the country’s most progressive local authorities when it comes to planning ahead for housing infrastructure, and it has long recognised the wider benefits development offers in terms of regenerating and sustaining communities, supporting business and creating jobs.

“Through the enabling culture it demonstrates in this agreement, it is leading the way in how it chooses to positively collaborate with the companies who will deliver the homes needed by those who want to live in this unique and dynamic city.”

Councillor Lynne Short, convenor of Dundee City Council’s city development committee added, “It is vital that we ensure that the right mix of houses are built in the right place at the right time to meet the wide and varied demands of people who want to live in Dundee.

“Achieving that relies on cooperation and collaboration between all of the participants in the process and this agreement seeks to ensure that we delivering high quality homes in sustainable locations.”

The agreement was signed at Springfield Properties’ 600-home Dykes of Gray village.