Aberdeen on track for 2,000 new affordable homes


GOOD progress is being made on the programme to build 2,000 council or affordable homes in Aberdeen, the city’s council has said.

More than 800 homes have already been built or are under construction at Manor Walk, Smithfield, Summerhill and Wellheads. Aberdeen City Council has earmarked sites in Craighill, Kincorth, Tillydrone, Greenferns Landward and Kaimhill for further developments.

At a city growth and resources committee yesterday (October 28), councillors agreed to proceed with three developer-led sites at Auchmill Road, Grandhome, and Cloverhill to preferred bidder status which will deliver 723 homes.

Aberdeen City Council city growth and resources convener, councillor Douglas Lumsden, said, “It is great to hear about the good progress being made on our new housing programme to build 2,000 new homes across Aberdeen.

“Aberdeen City Council is taking positive strides towards long term solutions to the supply issues of homes in the city.

“Housing, both in terms of quality and quantity, is fundamental to our vision for Aberdeen and a place where everyone can prosper.”