Falkirk Council eyes build of 600 new homes

Falkirk town centre (Image: Marcin Kadziolka, Shutterstock)

FALKIRK Council has announced that it plans on building more than 600 news homes over the next five years.

The local authority said that planned investment will bring large social housing developments to locations near Denny High School, Woodend Farm and Banknock South.

Smaller developments are planned for Stenhousemuir, Bonnybridge, Bo’ness, Polmont, Bainsford and in the Falkirk area’s three localities.

Further to this is the council’s commitment to continue its ‘buy back’ programme, which sees ex-council properties be purchased to help meet affordable housing demand in the area.

Since 2013, 581 former council properties have been purchased – with the local authority anticipating that number to rise by 400 by 2025/26.

Councillor Gordon Hughes, council spokesperson for housing said, “One of our priorities is to build more affordable homes across the Falkirk Council area. Social housing helps thousands of people find a home every year. Everyone has a right to a roof over their head, and our investment programme over the next five years will create more than 600 quality, affordable new homes for people living in the area.

“We’re committed to improving quality of life where we can, and we will continue to do our utmost during the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.”