SOUTH Lanarkshire Council is to deliver over 500 new homes in its constituency as part of a £100 million investment.
The local authority said that it is the biggest modern day investment in affordable housing in the area, with it forming part of their commitment to deliver 1,000 new homes – with 500 already having been built.
It said that around £73 million would be invested in the build of the new homes, with the remainder of the £100 million going towards maintenance and improvement works of the council’s existing housing stock.
Chair of South Lanarkshire Council housing and technical resources committee, councillor Josh Wilson, said, “This will be the biggest investment in affordable housing in this area in modern times. It will transform our communities and people’s lives for the better.
“Not only will it provide additional housing for families, but also a range of innovations included to support people to live independently, whatever their needs.
“Every property will meet the highest building standards, with quality insulation and energy-efficient boilers and glazing – which is good for the planet and helps our tenants beat fuel poverty too.”