New Highland residential development complete

THE final houses in a 92-home development in Balgate, Kiltarlity have been handed over to The Highland Council.

Delivered by the Highland Housing Alliance, the development, which is located 12 miles west of Inverness, comprises a range of privately owned, shared equity, affordable and mid market rental homes. Construction on the site started in December 2013.

The project was delivered in partnership with The Highland Council, Scottish Government, Ark Estates, WGC (Scotland) Ltd and Trail Architects.

Gail Matheson, chief executive at Highland Housing Alliance said, “Highland Housing Alliance is pleased to handover the final phase of seven new homes for shared equity to The Highland Council. This completes the Balgate Mill site, formerly owned by Ark Estates, seeing a total of 92 homes delivered since construction began.

“The development is an excellent example of different ways housing can be delivered on one site. The range of mixed tenure available provides a full range of housing which is attainable for a broad cross section of the community. We have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the team which delivered these great looking homes and we’re currently delivering a number of other similar developments across the Highlands.

“Well thought out sites such as Balgate Mill are crucial in helping meet government housing targets, and ensuring that we can provide high quality, affordable homes for everyone.”

Councillor Allan Henderson, chair of The Highland Council’s environment, development and infrastructure committee added, “Success of the Balgate Mill site is testament to the work of all the partners involved – resulting in a full range of high quality housing in a beautiful location and with a variety of purchase and rental arrangements making the homes available to a broad range of people. The fact all units on the development are either purchased or rented out reflects the appetite for new homes in the Highland region.”