CHAP Construction begins work on £2m development

CHAP Construction has commenced work on Angus Council’s new housing development in Arbroath.

The local authority said that the 14 one-bedroom council flats at Mayfield Terrace will help meet the ‘rising demand’ for one bedroom properties in Arbroath and Angus, as well as ‘forming the missing piece of the jigsaw’ in Arbroath’s Cliffburn area which has undergone comprehensive regeneration in recent years.

The £2 million development is being funded by Angus Council’s housing revenue account with a contribution from the Scottish Government through its affordable housing supply programme. The council anticipates a the work to be completed by the end of 2021.

Angus Council’s convener of communities, councillor Mark Salmond, said, “I am delighted that we are building these much-needed flats in Arbroath. They represent the culmination of widescale improvements delivered by the council to revitalise the Cliffburn area.

“I’m especially pleased that half of these sought after flats will be suitable for people with particular needs. The demand for one-bedroom affordable homes continues to grow, so it is important that we make suitable provision for people who not only need smaller properties, but who may also have mobility challenges.”