South Ayrshire Council exceeds affordable homes build target

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SOUTH Ayrshire Council has hailed 2020 as a good year for the construction of affordable homes across the constituency.

In total, 305 affordable homes were built in South Ayrshire in 2020 – with the local authority highlighting its close work with housing associations and the Scottish Government.

The council said that its momentum will continue in 2021/22, with 210 affordable homes set to be built as well as an additional 229 in 2022/23.

The local authority added that creating housing which meets the needs of communities is a ‘key’ ambition. Developments completed so far include accommodation which has been tailored to suit groups such as older people, those with learning disabilities and people leaving the care sector.

Alongside the Health and Social Care Partnership, the council has developed core and cluster housing, an initiative which allows people with learning difficulties to live independently but with support close at hand.

Councillor Philip Saxton, housing and community wellbeing portfolio holder at South Ayrshire Council, commented, “We continue to work with our partners to provide quality homes across South Ayrshire that meet the needs of tenants. We have exceeded expectations so far, and we are well on our way to meeting our targets.

“We want South Ayrshire to be an even better place to live, and initiatives like core and cluster housing help us to close the gap when it comes to supporting more vulnerable groups.”