New development to deliver “much needed” social housing in Scone

PERTH & Kinross Council is to deliver 65 new affordable homes on the site of the former Glebe Primary School in the village of Scone.

Working with CCG, the development will feature two, three and four-bedroom terraced houses and 2-bedroom cottage flats. Twelve properties will be specially adapted for wheelchair users.

Councillor Peter Barrett, Perth & Kinross Council’s convener of housing and communities said, “This development is one of the biggest the Council has brought forward under our housebuilding programme, which has delivered over 300 news homes since 2011. It will provide a variety of affordable social housing in an area where it is much needed, and will include an element of housing that has been designed for people with disabilities.

“This is a significant investment in the village of Scone by the council and will go a long way to meeting the local demand for affordable housing. I am particularly pleased that the development comprises specially adapted ground floor houses for wheelchair users. We have carried out extensive consultation with the community in Scone to make sure that we get the development of this important site right for everyone. I look forward to seeing work begin this summer.”

The project is the latest to be undertaken between the authority and CCG, having delivered 76 affordable homes across five sites since 2016 including the 24-home Crieff Road project in Perth, which will be completed this month.

CCG director Calum Murray commented, “CCG is delighted to continue our partnership with Perth and Kinross Council with Glebe School. The project will provide much-needed affordable housing for the village of Scone and thanks to CCG’s innovative offsite methods of construction, all of the homes will be delivered to the highest standard of quality and environmental performance.

“Also, as a direct result of the project, a series of community benefit initiatives will also be provided including the provision of jobs, apprenticeships and training as well as providing support to community initiatives. We look forward to commencing works later in the year.”