Argyll & Bute Council plans build of over 1,000 affordable homes


ARGYLL and Bute Council has announced plans to build over 1,000 affordable homes over the next five years.

The local authority said that its strategic housing investment plan (SHIP) has the potential to deliver around 343 affordable homes in 2021/22.

A strong focus for the new plan, which covers the five year period 2022/23-2026/27, has been engagement with the Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) to ensure that people in Argyll and Bute communities with health and social care needs have access to housing which maximises their health, wellbeing and independence.

Council leader, Robin Currie, said, “The delivery of local affordable housing in Argyll and Bute remains a priority for the council. We want our communities to thrive and we want to attract new residents and business to the area.

“This investment not only provides much needed good quality homes for future generations, it also provides employment opportunities for many people in the construction industry, including new apprenticeships, which will generate additional investment in the local community.”