20-home development formally opened in Moray

(L-R) Councillor Louise Laing, Sandy Adam (Springfield Chairman), Kevin Stewart MSP

A new affordable housing development has been formally opened in Moray.

The new 20-unit £2.5 million development in Forres was recently opened by Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning, Kevin Stewart MSP.

The development, built by Springfield Properties, comprises 12 one-bedroom flats, four two-bedroom bungalows, two two-bedroom wheelchair accessible bungalows and two four-bedroom houses, with all homes now occupied by tenants.

Housing Minister Kevin Stewart said, “I am delighted to officially open this 20-home housing development for Moray Council and congratulate them and their partners Springfield Properties in the delivery of these high quality, affordable homes which will be an asset to Forres. Supported by Scottish Government funding of over £1.1 million, this development is providing affordable housing and ensuring people can live in their local community.”

He continued, “We are committed to delivering at least 50,000 affordable homes over this parliament, and ensuring they meet the needs of people and communities across Scotland – backed by £3 billion of investment. Working together with councils and housing associations, we are on target to reach that ambition.”

Chair of Moray Council’s communities committee, cllr Louise Lang said, “Moray is a fantastic place to live and work but growing demand means that more than 300 houses per year need to be built to accommodate this. Last year Moray Council built 119 council houses and, over the next three years, Moray Council and the Scottish Government will be investing more than £25 million in providing more affordable housing to provide modern, attractive homes for our residents.”

Tom Leggeat, Springfield managing director added, “Springfield has developed a strong working relationship with Moray Council, and together we have delivered over 230 homes within the last four years – including these 20 homes in Forres. The homes are stylish, energy efficient – which makes them cheaper to run – and in a good location.

“It was great to see the difference our homes made to the residents in Forres and to celebrate the completion of the development.”