Building is underway at Angus Council’s new housing development in Mayfield Terrace, Arbroath, which will see 14 one-bedroom Council flats being made available for affordable rent.
The new cottage style flats will help to meet rising demand for one bedroom properties in Arbroath and Angus and forms the missing piece of the jigsaw in Arbroath’s Cliffburn area which has undergone comprehensive regeneration in recent years.
Seven brand new ground floor properties will provide specialist housing for older or disabled residents. This will help to deliver on the Council’s Local Housing Strategy commitment of 20% of new-build affordable housing being suitable for households with particular needs.
Angus Council’s Convener of Communities, Cllr 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.”
The £2m development is funded by Angus Council’s Housing Revenue Account with a contribution from the Scottish Government through their Affordable Housing Supply Programme.
CHAP Construction is building the new flats on behalf of the Council, with anticipated completion by the end of 2021.